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Everything you need to know to register and vote in Missouri

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Check your registration status: https://s1.sos.mo.gov/elections/voterlookup

Register by mail: https://s1.sos.mo.gov/Elections/VoterRegistration/Home/Print

Register online: https://s1.sos.mo.gov/votemissouri/request

Request absentee ballot: https://www.sos.mo.gov/CMSImages/ElectionGoVoteMissouri//2019AbsenteeBallotrequestformfillable.pdf

Find your local election authority: https://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/govotemissouri/localelectionauthority

Find your polling location: https://s1.sos.mo.gov/elections/voterlookup/

Find your sample ballot: https://s1.sos.mo.gov/elections/voterlookup/

Campus Vote Project: https://www.campusvoteproject.org/stateguides/Missouri

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Hey Missouri!

If you want to vote, first you need to register. You can check if you’re already registered using the link in the description below but if you aren’t yet, or you need to update your name or address, you can do it online.

Boone County uses a different online form than the rest of Missouri, but both of them are linked below. You can use a mail-in form if that’s easier for you, but however you register, you have until October 7th to register if you want to vote in the November election. Once you’re registered, you get to vote.

For most people, that means heading to the polls on November 3rd, but if you’re gonna be out of state on election day, have an illness, disability or religious belief that prevents you from getting to the polls, you can apply to vote absentee. There’s a link to the application form below and you have until October 21st to fill it out and mail it to your local election authority. Once you get your ballot in the mail, fill it out at your own pace, and send it back before November 3rd.

If you qualify for an Absentee ballot you can also go to your county election authority’s office from September 22nd to November 2nd and vote your absentee ballot in person. For everyone else, you can go to the polls between 6am and 7pm on November 3rd, and there’s a link in the description to figure out where you need to go to vote. You’ll need to bring an ID with you.

A valid driver’s license, state ID, passport, or military ID, student ID from a Missouri college or technical school, or a current utility bill, bank statement, or paycheck with your name and address on it will all work. You can also use the same link you used to check your registration status and polling location to take a look at a sample ballot that tells you everything you’ll be able to vote for. You don’t have to vote for everything on the ballot if you don’t want to – but your local elections are pretty important, so it’s worth checking out what’s on there ahead of time.

You can even take a screenshot or print it out and bring it to the polls with you so you don’t forget who you wanted to vote for. The best thing to do if you’re gonna vote this year is to make a plan to vote right now—from what day you’re gonna register to whether you’re gonna vote in person or absentee. What kind of ID you’re gonna use, and where it is, even what time you’re gonna vote and how you’re gonna get there.

Write it down, put it in your notes app, text it to your friend, just make a plan so that nothing unexpected stops you from being counted on November 3rd. All the links you need to check your registration and polling location are in the description. Thanks for being a voter.

How To Vote in Every State is produced by Complexly in partnership with The MediaWise Voter Project, which is led by The Poynter Institute and supported by Facebook.