Voter Information

Important Upcoming Dates for Voters

  • October 7: Last Day to Register before the General Election
  • October 21 at 5 p.m.: Last day to request a Mail-In ballot or to receive an Absentee ballot in the mail
  • October 27: Last day to send a Mail-In ballot through the mail
  • November 2: Last day to request an Absentee ballot in-person
  • November 3: General Election

Register to vote at the Library’s Voter Engagement events.

Absentee ballots must be notarized and may be turned in by mail or in person by 5:00 p.m. the Monday before Election Day. Mail-in ballots must be notarized and delivered by mail at least one week before Election Day.

What's the difference between Absentee and Mail-In Ballots?


Ballots must be signed, notarized, and received by the Election Board before 7:00 p.m. on election day. Ballots received after the deadline will not be counted.

Last day to notarize Mail-In ballots: Monday, October 26 (to meet mail-in deadline)

If you have any questions about your mail-in ballot, please contact your election authority directly. Mail-in ballots may not be surrendered at your polling location.
Kansas City residents: Contact the Kansas City Election Board (816) 842-4820 | Check your mail-in ballot status
Jackson County Non-Kansas City Residents: Contact the Jackson County Board of Election Commissioners (816) 325-4600

Last day to notarize Absentee ballots: Monday, November 2 at 4:30 p.m.

What to bring:

  • Your completed ballot and the dedicated envelope to enclose it in.
  • Do NOT sign your ballot envelope before you come.
  • Accepted ID. (State-issued driver's license; State-issued identification card; U.S. passport issued by the U.S. Department of State; U.S. military ID; State, county and local government IDs)

Voters can also have their ballot envelope notarized for free at the following locations:

Absentee ballots in 2020 do not need to be notarized if you are age 65 or older, have contracted coronavirus, or are at-risk due to any of the following:

  • Live in a long-term facility
  • Have a chronic lung disease/asthma
  • Have a serious heart condition
  • Are immunocompromised
  • Have diabetes
  • Have chronic kidney disease and are undergoing dialysis
  • Have liver disease

Find Current Absentee and Mail-In Ballots

Kansas City Election Board

Kansas City Board of Election Commissioners logo

For complete information about voting in Kansas City within Jackson County (such as where to vote in-person for absentee voting or election day voting), please visit the Kansas City Election Board. If you are not in Kansas City within Jackson County, please see your county's election board website.

Voter Registration

To register by sending a printed form through the mail:

Kansas City residents
in Jackson County

Print this form and mail it to:
Kansas City Election Board
30 West Pershing Rd., Suite 2800
Kansas City, MO 64108

Non-Kansas City Residents
in Jackson County

Print this form and mail it to:
Jackson County Board of Election Commissioners
215 N. Liberty St.
Independence, MO 64051


Am I Eligible to Vote?

You can register to vote in Kansas City (within Jackson Country) if you:

  • Will be 18 by the time of the next election
  • Are a resident of Kansas City, within Jackson County, and a United States citizen
  • Are not judicially declared incompetent
  • Are pardoned, discharged or released from any felony conviction (click here for more information)
  • Have never been convicted of any crime related to voting.

Note: You will need to re-register to vote if you have moved, if you have changed your name, or if you have completed a felony sentence.


How do I Register to Vote?

You can register to vote:

Note:You will need to provide proof of identification when registering in-person. Acceptable forms of ID are:

  • Current ID issued by the state of Missouri, an agency of the state, or a local election authority of the state (like a Missouri driver’s license)
  • Current ID issued by the United States government or agency (like a passport or military ID)
  • Current ID issued by an institution of higher education, including a university, college, vocational or technical school located within the state of Missouri
  • A copy of a utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that contains the name and current address of the registrant

Not sure if you are still registered to vote? Check your voter registration status online.


Voter Accessible Options

For voters needing accessibility options, see the list provided by the Kansas City Board of Elections.

Voter Accessibility Options

Voter Education

Congratulations on registering as a voter! Voting is a great responsibility and you can make the most of your democratic right as you learn more about who or what you are asked to consider as a voter. Here are some sites that can help:

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.

KCMO Charter and Code

View current and upcoming ordinances in our city, and read the full charter of the city of Kansas City, MO.


A fact-checking website founded by editors of Time Magazine and in conjunction with Congressional Quarterly.

County Judge Information

Missouri Circuit Courts

The Missouri Judicial Performance Review Committee conducts performance reviews of all Missouri Supreme Court and Court of Appeals judges and the Missouri Bar shares the results of those reviews at

Kansas Circuit Courts

District court judges are selected in one of two ways in Kansas: merit selection and retention vote or by partisan ballot. In some districts, voters have approved nonpartisan merit selection of judges. In other districts, judges run for office on a partisan ballot. Judges serve four-year terms.


Voter Info for Non-KCMO Residents

For complete information about voting in the Kansas City area, please visit your county's election board website.