Voter Resources for the Nov. 8 General Election

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Election Day is Tuesday, November 8, 2022. Want to know what's on the ballot? Need to find where to vote?  Unsure what you need to bring? The Library has you covered with important resources to keep you informed and up to date.


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Preparing for the Polls

Missouri voters who want to cast an absentee ballot in person before Election Day now have a new option: No-excuse absentee early voting starts Oct. 25, 2022.

This means you have to go to one of three designated locations during listed hours to cast your absentee ballot, and you still must show a valid ID. You must cast a no-excuse ballot in person; you cannot mail it in using this option.  Early in-person votes can be cast until 5 p.m. the day before the election (Monday, Nov. 7).

Early voting locations:

  • United Believers Community Church  |  5600 E 112th Ter., Kansas City, MO 64134
  • The Whole Person  |  3710 Main St., Kansas City, MO 64111
  • Kansas City Election Board Training Center at Union Station | 30 W Pershing Rd., Lower Level B, Suite 610, Kansas City, MO 64108

Map  |  PDF file with location hours/addresses

Missouri now requires a photo ID to vote. When you arrive at your polling location, show one of these forms of acceptable identification:

  •     A nonexpired Missouri driver or non-driver license;
  •     A nonexpired military ID, including a veteran’s ID card;
  •     A nonexpired United States passport; or
  •     Another photo ID issued by the United States or the state of Missouri which is either not expired or expired after the date of the most recent general election.

If you don't possess any of these forms of identification, but are a registered voter, you may cast a provisional ballot. Your ballot will count if: (1) you return to your polling place on Election Day with a photo ID; or (2) the signature on your provisional ballot envelope is determined by your local election authority to match the signature on your voter registration record.

Voter ID samples

As you research candidates and questions, these sites can be helpful to you:

  • Ballotpedia  - View the elections you will be voting in with this sample ballot lookup tool. 
  • Vote 411  - Provided by the League of Women Voters Education Fund, is a "one-stop-shop" for election related information. Learn where candidates running for office in your community stand on the issues. You can print or email the information to use as a reference when you actually vote.
  • - A nonpartisan, nonprofit “consumer advocate” for voters that apply the best practices of both journalism and scholarship to increase both public knowledge and understanding.


During U.S. Media Literacy Week (October 24 – 28, 2022), organizations across the country promote the importance of media literacy education. The Library offers a number of resources and programs that provide insights and access to the ways we gather, report, and respond to information about our world.

Learn more

Media Literacy Week 2022: Be #VoteReady

Friday, October 28, 2022  |  Noon  |  Online Event

In an online event featuring speakers from the League of Women Voters, Shirley’s Kitchen Cabinet, RevEdKC, KCUR, and the Kansas City Star, you can learn how to become a better news consumer. The program will explore five core components: Access, Analyze, Evaluate, Create, and Act. Discussion topics include:

  • Voting guides available to Kansas Citians and how they were developed.
  • How to keep your guard up when election misinformation is possible.
  • Resources for doing your own research for the mid-term elections.
  • Reliable sources of information for elections and election security.
  • The new photo ID requirements, including that you can use an expired federal or state photo ID as long as it was current as of November 4, 2020.
  • Early voting (begins October 25) and polling locations.

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Voting Information events


Ballot Information Session 2022

Several ballot measures on the November 8 general election  require voter approval. One of these measures directly affects Kansas City and would allow the state legislature to require Kansas City to increase police spending without state reimbursement. Among other measures:lot, a call for a Missouri Constitutional Convention, and another seeks to legalize recreational marijuana and expunge nonviolent marijuana offenses from criminal records.

The Library and League of Women Voters of Kansas City, Jackson, Clay Platte Counties (LWVKCJCP) recently hosted an online session presenting information about these ballot measures. Watch it online to learn more about what you'll see as you prepare to vote.

View event video
Explore a list of resources and information used in the presentation >

Voting Access: Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Headed

KCUR Community Engagement Reporter Laura Ziegler recently led an informal discussion with voters’ advocates, including representatives from the LatinX Educational Collaborative, American Civil Liberties Union, Kansas City Election Board, and League of Women Voters. Hear about voting laws, what’s changed, and what’s often perceived as nuanced or confusing.

Watch video
Explore a list of books about voting and voter access >