Three ways to vote in Missouri: In-person, mail-in or absentee


Missouri offers three ways to vote in the 2020 General Election:

  • In-person on Election Day.
  • Absentee (requires a notary unless the request is due to being in an at-risk category for COVID-19, incapacity or confinement due to illness or physical disability).
  • Mail-in (requires a notary).

If you will be unable to vote in person on Election Day, you can request an absentee ballot/mail-in ballot by mail or by visiting your local election office:

  • St. Louis City Board of Elections, 300 N. Tucker Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63101
  • St. Louis County Board of Elections, 725 Northwest Plaza Dr., St. Ann, MO 63074
  • St. Charles County Election Authority, 397 Turner Blvd., St. Peters, MO 63376.
  • Franklin County Clerk’s Office, 400 E. Locust, Ste. 201, Union, MO 63084.
  • Jefferson County Clerk’s Office, 729 Maple St., Rm G17, PO Box 100, Hillsboro, MO 63050.
  • Washington County, County Clerk’s Office, 102 N. Missouri St., Potosi, MO 63664


  • St. Francois County Clerk’s Office, 1101 Weber Road, Ste. 302, Farmington, MO 63640.
  • Ste Genevieve County, County Clerk’s Office, 55 S. Third St., Rm. 2, Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670.
  • Cape Girardeau County Clerk’s Office, 1 Barton Square, Ste. 301, Jackson, MO 63755.
  • Boone County Clerk’s Office, 801 E. Walnut St., Rm. 236, Columbia, MO 65201

Mailed requests for absentee ballots must be received by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 21 for the general election. Voters can vote by absentee in the office of their local election authority until 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 2.

Registered voters in Missouri can look up where to vote on the Missouri Secretary of State’s website at:, or by contacting their local election authority.

You will be asked to show ID to vote in Missouri. Acceptable forms of government-issued photo ID include:

  • A driver’s license.
  • Non-driver’s license.
  • U.S. passport.
  • Military ID.

If you do not have a government-issued photo ID, you can also show one of the following forms of ID:

  • A voter registration card.
  • ID from a Missouri university, college, vocational or technical school.
  • A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check or other government document that contains your name and address.

If you are unable to provide ID, you will be able to cast a provisional ballot. Your ballot will count if your signature matches the signature in the voter registry or if you return to your polling place and show a photo ID.



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