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Missouri General Election Voters Guide

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Missouri General Election Voters Guide

General Information:

- Check your voter registration status
- Find your polling place
- Guide for first time Missouri voters
- Voter's voting guide video

Missouri Voter Registration:

- Fill out your Missouri Voter Registration Application
- At your Local Election Authority based on your county
- At any state agency that provides a service to the public or a Department of Motor Vehicles Office.

Absentee Voting:

- Registered Missourians who can not go to their polling places on Election Day can vote absentee six weeks prior to an election.  Request for Missouri Absentee Ballot

- Absentee voters must provide one of five reasons for voting absentee

-Voters can request absentee ballots from their Local Election Authority in person or by fax. Upon completion, they should be sent to the appropriate Local Election Authority by the deadline to be valid.

- Absentee ballot requests must be received by the Local Election Authority no later than the 5:00 p.m. on the Wednesday prior to the election.  Voters can vote by sentee in the office of the Local Election Authority until 5:00 p.m. on November 1.

Military/Overseas Voters:

- Information about who is eligible to voter and how to register are available on the Missouri Secretary of State's Website

- You can confirm your ballot was received by your Local Election Authority by calling 866-868-3245 of by sending an email to elections@sos.mo.gov. Detailed instructions accompany ballots.

What to Expect at the Polls:

- Polling places open on November 2 at 6:00 a.m. and will close at 7:00 p.m.  People who arrive at the polling location after the polls close will not be allowed to vote.  People who are in line at 7:00 p.m. will be allowed to vote.

- Find your polling site

- Registered voters need to bring one form of ID.  It does not have to be a photo ID.  List of acceptable IDs to vote

- Missouri voters are not allowed to vote straight ticket for one party on a paper ballot

- If you are using an electronic voting machine, you can ask en election judge for additional assistance.  If you accidentally vote for more candidates for a race than can be elected, you can correct your ballot.

Map of counties and what voting systems are used

- Missouri offers curbside voting, polling places for people with physical disabilities and permanent absentee voting for people with a permanent physical disability.  For more information, call (800) NOW-VOTE, or contact your Local Election Authority.

Your Voting Rights

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

- Missouri election laws

- Voters' Bill of Rights

- If you believe your voting rights have been violated and would like NewsChannel 5 to investigate, email us at newstips@ksdk.com.

- FAQ's on the Missouri Secretary of State's Website

Information from the Missouri Secretary of State's Website

KSDK/Missouri Secretary of State's Website

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