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.

Missouri's elections are decentralized, and the state is composed of 116 local election jurisdictions. Each jurisdiction is led by an elected county clerk or a board of election commissioners, which are appointed by the Governor. In addition to conducting local, state and federal elections, local election authorities are responsible for the registration of voters and maintenance of voter registration records.

The Secretary of State follows and implements election law as set forth in Chapters 115 and 116 in the Revised Statutes of Missouri.