If you are registering for the first time, you should plan on showing "proof of identification" the first time you vote. Proof of identification includes: (1) A current and valid photo identification or (2) A current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or government document that shows your name and address.

COVID-19 info

  • For all 2020 elections, any registered Missouri voter can apply for a mail-in ballot and vote by mail. Note: Missouri mail-in ballot voters will be required to submit a notarized statement with their ballot; however in two instances, a voter may cast a mail-in ballot without notarization.*
  • For mail-in ballot applications where the individual is a new resident, intrastate new resident, or interstate former resident, the application must be signed in the presence of a notary.
  • More details are available on the Missouri Secretary of State website
  • COVID-19 Outbreak, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

*The two reasons are:

  1. Incapacity or confinement due to illness or physical disability, including caring for a person who is incapacitated or confined due to illness of disability.  
  2. A voter has contracted or is in an at-risk category for contracting or transmitting COVID-19, pursuant to Section 115.277.6 RSMo.

At risk voters are individuals who:

  • Are 65 years of age or older
  • Have serious heart conditions
  • Are immunocompromised
  • Have liver disease
  • Live in a long term care facility licensed under Chapter 188, RSMo.
  • Have chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma
  • Have chronic kidney disease and are undergoing dialysis
  • Have diabetes

Please visit https://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/goVoteMissouri/howtovote for more details.

Missouri voter registration deadlines

  • In Person: 27 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Postmarked 27 days before Election Day.
  • Online: 27 days before Election Day.

Election Day Registration:

N/A

Missouri voter registration rules

To vote in Missouri you must:
  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be a resident of Missouri
  • be at least 17‑1/2 years of age (you must be 18 to vote)
  • not be on probation or parole after conviction of a felony, until finally discharged from such probation or parole
  • not be convicted of a felony or misdemeanor connected with the right of suffrage
  • not be adjudged incapacitated by any court of law
  • not be confined under a sentence of imprisonment

Missouri voter registration directions

  1. Use our Register to Vote Tool to fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
  2. Sign and date your form. This is very important!
  3. Mail or hand-deliver your completed form to the address we provide.
  4. Make sure you register before the voter registration deadline.