Elections & Voting
The Elections Division of the Office of the Secretary of State is responsible for administering all statewide elections, initiative petitions, and making known the rules governing elections and electronic voting systems.
2020 Voting Options
During the August primary and November general elections in 2020, Missouri voters will be eligible to cast ballots by mail with notarization of the ballot envelope, and voters in at-risk categories for contracting or transmitting COVID-19 are eligible to vote by absentee ballot without obtaining notarization. A two-page summary of your options is linked below, and links to the revised absentee application and mail-in ballot application are available below.
Free Mail-in and Absentee Notary Information
State law requires absentee ballots to be notarized for free. However, SB 631 did not authorize free notarization for mail-in ballots. As a result, to assist Missouri voters find a notary public to notarize their absentee or mail-in ballot envelopes at no cost, the Secretary of State’s Office is compiling a list of notaries who have volunteered to provide this service at no charge. The 2020 Notary List will be updated as additional notaries are added.
If you are a notary in Missouri and wish to help Missouri voters have their ballot envelopes notarized, please contact our office by email at Laura.Lewis@sos.mo.gov to be added to the list.
Absentee and Mail-in Ballot Informational Flyers
One-page Summary of 2020 Voting Options
Free Mail-in and Absentee Ballot Notary Information
Local Election Authority Contact Information
Application forms for a mail-in or absentee ballot for the November 3, 2020, General Election will be available on this page on August 18, 2020. If you have any questions, please call 800-669-8683.
Click here to view a message from Secretary Ashcroft regarding the updated voting rules for 2020 elections.