The ACLU of Missouri works in the courts, legislature, and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties under the Constitution, including your right to vote. That includes making sure you have access to information about how to exercise your right to vote and where to get help if you experience a barrier or threat to this tool of democracy. 

Your vote is your voice. Voting is the cornerstone of our democracy and the fundamental right upon which all our civil liberties rest.  

During the 2022 primary election on August 2, and general election on November 8, your vote will determine what laws and which lawmakers will impact taxes, health care, safety, education, justice, infrastructure and more. 

  1. Check your Missouri voter registration status 
  2. Register to vote here.
  3. Request your absentee or mail-in ballot here and mail it to your local election board
  4. Make a plan and Vote! Find your polling place

 

Voter Registration Dates

Voter Registration  August 2 Primary  November 8 Election 
In-person registration deadline  July 6, 2022  October 12, 2022 
Online registration deadline  July 6, 2022  October 12, 2022 
Mail registration deadline postmark  July 6, 2022  October 12, 2022 
Absentee Voting*     
Mail request deadline received  July 20, 2022  November 7, 2022 
Mail return deadline  August 2, 2022  November 8, 2022 
In-Person Voting**     
Polls are Open  6:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.  6:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. 
*Your Election Authority must receive the Request for Absentee Ballot no later than 5:00 p.m. on the Wednesday prior to Election Day. 
**Individuals arriving after the polling place has closed will not be allowed to vote. However, those individuals in line at 7:00 p.m. will be allowed to vote. 

Acceptable forms of Identification for Voting

You can vote without your voter identification card as long as you are a registered voter. Show one of the forms of acceptable identification and sign the poll book to obtain your ballot: 

  • 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; 
  • Identification issued by an institution of higher education, including a university, college, vocational and technical school, located within the state of Missouri; or 
  • 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 

Protection & Advocacy for Voter Accessibility

Protection & Advocacy for Voter Accessibility (PAVA) is part of the federally mandated system to protect the legal rights of persons with disabilities through legal-based advocacy. PAVA services are available to individuals in Missouri who have a disability and need help to fully participate in the voting process, including: 

  • Registering to vote 
  • Casting a ballot 
  • Accessing your polling place 

Questions or problems voting? Please call 866-OUR-VOTE (1-866-687-8683) or visit 866ourvote.org. You may also report the issue to the ACLU of Missouri.

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