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Kansas and Missouri Voting Information for the November 2020 Election 

MISSOURI How to check if you are registered. (Deadline to register is October 7th)  Use the Missouri Secretary of State website to check your voter registration status (LINK).  How to register to vote. Use the Missouri Secretary of State website to complete an online voter registration application (LINK).  How to vote in-person.  Go to your polling place on Election Day, November 3rd. Polling places are open from 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM, and you can find your polling place by entering your zip code and address on the Missouri Secretary of State website (LINK).  You will need to bring an acceptable form of voter ID in order to vote. Acceptable forms of voter ID can be found on the Missouri Secretary of State website (LINK) with visual examples shown here (LINK). Missouri absentee and mail-in voting. (Most MUST be notarized. See more further below.)  Missouri has created two forms of voting that allow you to vote before election day, absentee voting and mail-in voting. Information about both types are below, and you can find answers to helpful related questions in an online article from the St. Louis Public Radio (LINK).  Absentee Ballots (Deadline to apply is October 21st) Absentee voting is for those prevented from going to their polling place on election day. You can request an absentee ballot in-person, by mail, email, or fax by completing the application from the Missouri Secretary of State website (LINK). Completed absentee ballots may be returned in-person at or mailed to a local election authority between September 22nd and November 2nd.  You can find complete instructions including the absentee ballot request form on the Missouri Secretary of State website (LINK), and you can find your local election authority here (LINK).  In order to register for an absentee ballot, a voter must provide one of the following reasons for voting absentee: 

  1. Absence on Election Day from the jurisdiction of the election authority in which such voter is registered to vote; 

  2. Incapacity or confinement due to illness or physical disability, including a person who is primarily responsible for the physical care of a person who is incapacitated or confined due to illness or disability; 

  3. Religious belief or practice; 

  4. Employment as an election authority, as a member of an election authority, or by an election authority at a location other than such voter's polling place; 

  5. Incarceration, provided all qualifications for voting are retained. 

  6. Certified participation in the address confidentiality program established under sections 589.660 to 589.681 because of safety concerns. 

  7. For an election that occurs during the year 2020, the voter has contracted or is in an at-risk category for contracting or transmitting severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (COVID-19). 

Voters who are considered at-risk for contracting or transmitting COVID-19 are those who: 

  1. Are 65 years of age or older; 

  2. Live in a long-term care facility licensed under Chapter 198, RSMo.; 

  3. Have chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma; 

  4. Have serious heart conditions; 

  5. Are immunocompromised; 

  6. Have diabetes; 

  7. Have chronic kidney disease and are undergoing dialysis; or 

  8. Have liver disease. 

Mail-In Ballots (Deadline to apply is October 21st)  All registered Missouri voters can request mail-in ballots from their local election authority in person or by mail. Relatives within the second degree (spouse, parents and children) may complete a mail-in ballot application, in person, on behalf of the voter who wishes to vote using a mail-in ballot. Completed ballots must be sent to your local election authority.  You can find complete instructions including the mail-in ballot request form on the Missouri Secretary of State website (LINK).   You can find your local election authority on the Missouri Secretary of State website (LINK).  Notarization and Voter ID for Absentee and Mail-In Ballots  While not all ballots of these types must be notarized, most do! It is recommended that everyone have their ballot notarized just in case. You can find more information about where you can get your ballot notarized for free on the Missouri Secretary of State website (LINK). Additional information to help you navigate this process can be found at curbsidenotary.org (LINK).  KANSAS How to check if you are registered. (Deadline to register is October 13th)  Use the Kansas Secretary of State website to look up your voter registration info. (LINK How to vote in-person on election day.  Go to your polling place on Election Day, November 3rd. Polling places are open from 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM, and you can find your polling place by entering your address on the Kansas Secretary of State website (LINK).  You will need to bring an acceptable form of voter ID in order to vote. Acceptable forms of voter ID can be found on the Kansas Secretary of State website (LINK).  How to vote in-person before election day.  Kansas allows voters to advance vote in person at county election offices or satellite voting locations up to 20 days before an election. For the 2020 election, counties may begin in-person advancing voting on October 14 for the general election. All counties must offer in-person advance voting no later than October 27 for the general election. The deadline for in-person advance voting is 12:00 p.m. November 2, 2020 for the general election.   You will need to bring an acceptable form of voter ID in order to vote. Acceptable forms of voter ID can be found on the Kansas Secretary of State website (LINK).  How to vote by mail. (Deadline to apply is October 27th)  Voters are allowed to vote by mail prior to election day in the state of Kansas. In order to do so, you must complete an application for an advance ballot and include your driver’s license number or a copy of your photo identification. Acceptable forms of voter ID as well as the application to vote by mail can be found on the Kansas Secretary of State website (LINK).   Your mail-in ballot application must be submitted to your local election office. You can find your local election office on the Kansas Secretary of State website (LINK).  Ballots will be mailed to those who apply beginning October 14 for the 2020 general election. All ballots must be postmarked on or before election day and received in the county election office by the close of business on the Friday following the election. 

Office Hours

9am-12pm Monday - Friday

Location

1017 w 29th Street

Kansas City, MO 64108

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