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Upcoming Elections in Missouri

2016 Election Dates and Deadlines

April 4,2017 - General Municipal Election Day
Candidate Ballot Access - Filing begins: First day for candidate Filing December 13,2016
Candidate Ballot Access - Filing ends: Last day for candidate Filing January 17,2017
Voter Registration Ends: Last day to register to vote March 8,2017
August 8,2017 - Primary Election Day
Candidate Ballot Access - Filing begins: First Day for Candidate Filing April 18,2017
Candidate Ballot Access - Filing ends: Last Day for Candidate Filing May 23,2017
Voter Registration Ends: Last Day to Register to Vote July 12,2017
November 7,2017 - General Election Day
Candidate Ballot Access - Filing begins: First Day for Candidate Filing July 18,2017
Candidate Ballot Access - Filing ends: Last Day for Candidate Filing August 22,2017
Voter Registration Ends: Last Day to Register to Vote October 11,2017
Mayoral Elections and Others
  • Electoral College Election
December 19, 2016

Can I Take Time Off For Voting? Yes

Any person entitled to vote at any election held within this state shall, on the day of such election, be entitled to absent himself from any services or employment in which he is then engaged or employed, for a period of three hours between the time of opening and the time of closing the polls for the purpose of voting, and any such absence for such purpose shall not be reason for the discharge of or the threat to discharge any such person from such services or employment; and such employee, if he votes, shall not, because of so absenting himself, be liable to any penalty or discipline, nor shall any deduction be made on account of such absence from his usual salary or wages; provided, however, that request shall be made for such leave of absence prior to the day of election, and provided further, that this section shall not apply to a voter on the day of election if there are three successive hours while the polls are open in which he is not in the service of his employer. The employer may specify any three hours between the time of opening and the time of closing the polls during which such employee may absent himself.

Voting At The Polls On Election Day

Important:

  • Before receiving a ballot, voters shall establish their identify and eligibility to vote at the polling place by presenting a form of personal identification.

Acceptable IDs to Vote -Registered voters need to present ONLY ONE of the following types of ID:

  • Identification issued by the state of Missouri, an agency of the state, or a local election authority of the state
  • Identification issued by the United States government or agency thereof
  • Identification issued by an institution of higher education, including a university, college, vocational and technical school, located within the state of Missouri
  • A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check or other government document that contains the name and address of the voter
  • Driver's license or state identification card issued by another state

If you do not possess any of these forms of identification, you may still cast a ballot if two supervising election judges, one from each major political party, attest they know you.

Learn more about Missouri: Voting at the Polls on Election Day

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Poll Hours: 6:00 AM-7:00 PM

The election judges shall open the polls at six o’clock in the morning and keep them open until seven o’clock in the evening. At seven o’clock in the evening, all voters at the polls, including any in line to vote, shall be permitted to vote.

How can I find my polling location?

If you do not know where your polling place is,you can use www.sos.mo.gov. Voters from Boone and St. Charles County will be redirected to their respective county websites. If you have a non-standard address such as rural route, you will need to contact your Local Election Authority instead of using this lookup. If you have any issues or questions, please contact your County Clerk

Am I eligible To Vote in Missouri?

Most States require citizens to be registered in order to vote. Make sure you understand the voter registration requirements of your State of residence. Check if you are eligible to vote in Missouri

How/Where Do I Register To Vote in Missouri?

Do you know how or where to register to vote in Missouri? Click here for more information

What's on Missouri ballot in 2016

Do you know what you are voting for in 2016? Click here to see what will be on the statewide and local ballots

Who Can Vote in Primaries in Missouri?

Primary elections are one means by which a political party nominates candidates for the next general election. Check if you are eligible to vote in Primary Elections in Missouri

Can I Register To Vote At The Polls On Election Day?

Do you know if Missouri if one of the States that allow voters to register at the polls on Election day? Click here for more information

Am I eligible To Vote Absentee Ballot in Missouri?

Most States allow voters to vote using an absentee ballot under certain circumstances. Do you know if you are eligible to vote absentee ballot and how to vote absentee ballot in Missouri? Check on the requirements for requesting and returning an absentee ballot

If My Address Has Changed Do I Need To Re-register To Vote?

When you register to vote, your voter registration is linked to your residential address. When registered voters move, they are supposed to update their registration records with election officials before voting Check if you need to re-register to vote