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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS





1. What kind of identification do I need to take with me to vote?

If you are a registered voter, you can vote. Missouri law provides multiple identification options. For more information, view acceptable IDs. 

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2. Where do I vote?

If you are registered to vote, you may be able to find your polling place at our Voter Information Lookup.

You can only vote at your assigned polling place or, if there is a problem at your assigned polling place, you may be eligible to vote at the central polling place. Verifying your assigned polling place with your local election authority prior to Election Day will help to eliminate potential complications.

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3. When does my polling place open?

Polling places open at 6:00 a.m. and remain open until 7:00 p.m. Those individuals arriving after the polling place has closed will not be allowed to vote. However, those individuals in line at 7:00 p.m. will be allowed to vote.

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4. Where can I see a sample ballot?

You may be able to view your sample ballot at our Voter Information Lookup.

Sample ballots can also be viewed at the polling place or at the office of your local election authority. Sample ballots are also required to be printed twice prior to each election in newspapers of general circulation. Some election jurisdictions may also mail sample ballots to all registered voters in that jurisdiction.

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5. What will be on the ballot on Election Day?

You may view statewide ballot measures online.

You may view federal/state candidates online.

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6. I need help when I vote. What are my options?

Curbside Voting

If you have limited mobility you may be able to vote "curbside" or outside the polling place. You should go to your polling place and ask someone to go in and ask poll workers to bring a ballot out to you. The poll workers should bring you a ballot within a reasonable period of time.

Accessible Voting Systems

Every polling place must have an accessible voting system for individuals with disabilities including audiovisual accessibility. Accessible systems include an audio ballot to make selections or the ability to enlarge text so that you can read the on-screen ballot with ease.  You can view approved voting systems at http://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/qualsystems.  

Permanent Absentee Voting

If you have a permanent physical disability you may request to be placed on a designated list so that your local election authority can automatically mail an absentee ballot application directly to you prior to each election. You will need to make this request directly your local election authority who will send you further information.

Personal Assistance

If you cannot read or write, are blind or have another physical disability and cannot vote your ballot, you may choose to bring in a person to help you vote. Your assistant does not have to be over the age of 18 or have to be a registered voter. Additionally, a bipartisan team of poll workers can assist you upon request.

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7. How can I find out election results?

You can view current election night progress maps and tabular results and archived election night results on our elections website.

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