Registering to Vote

Are you already registered to vote?  If you are unsure if you are registered or if you need to see where you go to vote please visit: http://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/voterlookup/

Voter Registration Information

Registration Qualifications

  • 18 years of age by Election Day
  • US Citizen
  • Missouri Resident

No person shall be entitled to vote:

  • While confined under a sentence of imprisonment;
  • While on probation after the conviction of a felony
  • After conviction of a felony or misdemeanor connected with voting or the right of suffrage

Where to Register to Vote

Missourians can register to vote:

  • By mail through the post-card registration application
  • At the office of the local election authority
  • At any Department of Motor Vehicles office, or state agency providing a service to the public (WIC, Social Services, etc)

Register to Vote Online

Register Here

Address Change or Name Change

In order to change your name in the voter registration lists, you need to contact the election authority before the election or an election judge at your polling place and notify them of the change. The election authority will enter the change on the record and issue new voter identification cards. Voters are allowed to vote at one election under the old name without changing their voter registration.

If you have moved to a different address within the same county, you are permitted to change your registration address on Election Day at your new polling place or the central polling location. It is recommended that you contact your local election official with any address changes prior to Election Day in order to determine your assigned polling place.

In order to change your address if you move outside the boundaries of the election jurisdiction in which you were previously registered, you will need to fill out a new voter registration form at any of the offices where registration is permitted.

If you moved before the deadline to register for an election, you must complete your new registration prior to the registration deadline in order to be eligible to vote a full ballot. If you moved after the registration deadline, you will be entitled to vote a limited ballot, containing only federal and statewide candidates and issues once you submit a completed voter registration application in person with the local election authority. People moving from one election jurisdiction to another prior to the registration deadline who fail to register to vote by the registration deadline will not be able to vote in that particular election.

If you moved to Missouri after the deadline to register for a presidential election, you are entitled to register and vote only a presidential and vice presidential ballot.

Voter’s Bill of Rights

As a registered Missouri voter, you have the right to:

  1. Cast your ballot free from interference in a private and secret manner unless assistance is requested;
  2. View written instructions on how to obtain and cast a ballot;
  3. Ask for and receive further instructions from election judges concerning the manner of voting;
  4. View a sample ballot in the polling place before voting;
  5. Cast a vote if you are in line before the polls are closed at 7:00 PM (closing time at the polls);
  6. Ask for assistance from an election judge or person of your choice if you have any physical disability which hinders your ability to independently vote your ballot; cast your ballot on an accessible voting system (i.e. equipped with an audio ballot); or request curbside voting or a more accessible polling location if needed;
  7. Receive another ballot if your ballot is accidentally spoiled or you make an error;
  8. Vote by provisional ballot if your name is not on the precinct register and the election judges or election authority cannot determine your registration status;
  9. Vote by absentee ballot when permitted by law;
  10. Verify that the choices you made on the screen match the attached voter verifiable paper audit trail if you vote on a “touch screen” system; and
  11. File a grievance with the Secretary of State’s office if your rights under the Help America Vote Act, Title III, have been violated.

If you believe your voting right have been violated, contact the Missouri Office of the Secretary of State at (800) 669-8683 or the U.S. Department of Justice at (800) 253-3931.

This information is in compliance with the Help America Vote Act 2002 and Section 115.417, RSMo. (2005).