Who can vote?
You can! So long as you are 18, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Missouri, you are eligible to vote. You can register early if you’ll be 18 by election day.
How do I register to vote?
You can register to vote in person at your local county clerk’s office, or, if you live in St. Louis or Kansas City, at the Board of Elections. If you need the address, here is a link to local election officials in Missouri: https://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/goVoteMissouri/pickupmail
Can I register to vote by mail?
You can register by mail. If you want to fill out an application and register by mail, here is the link to do that. It must be sent in four Wednesdays before the election. https://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/goVoteMissouri/register
Where do I go to vote?
After you register to vote, you’ll get a Voter Identification card, which will tell you where you go to vote. If you lose that, you can look up your polling place here: https://voteroutreach.sos.mo.gov/PRD/VoterOutreach/VOSearch.aspx
How do I vote if I’m going to be out of town on election day?
You can get an absentee ballot from your local election official, but make sure your ballot is back to them by 5 p.m. on the Wednesday before the election. Registered Missourians who expect to be prevented from going to their polling place on Election Day may vote absentee beginning six weeks prior to an election. https://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/goVoteMissouri/howtovote#absentee
What type of identification do I need to vote?
In Missouri, you need a photo ID to vote. Don’t have one? You can bring another item such as a paycheck or bank statement and sign a statement saying that you are you. You can also get a photo ID from a local Department of Revenue Office. Here is a link to their locations: http://dor.mo.gov/offloc/ If you’ve never had a photo ID before, you’ll need a birth certificate. You can order one of those here, if you were born in Missouri.
How do I know what is on my ballot?
Most clerk’s offices will post the ballot online before the election, and they’ll also mail you a copy of the ballot as well. https://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/goVoteMissouri/pickupmail
How do I find out more information on the issues and candidates?
There is a lot of information out there you can look at before you get into the voting booth. Information provided by the League of Women Voters can be a good place to start. This is a non-partisan organization that puts out voter guides for all voters, not only women: https://lwvmissouri.org/missouri-voter/ If you’re looking for something a little broader, this might be a good place to start: https://www.isidewith.com/poll/482243620.