Voter Information

“Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves—and the only way they could do that is by not voting.”

- President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 5 October 1944

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NOTARY SERVICES FOR ABSENTEE/ MAIL-IN BALLOTS for the August 4 election:

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.

As of July 2020, voters can 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

Medicaid Expansion Initiative in Missouri

Missouri Amendment 2, the Medicaid Expansion Initiative is on the ballot in Missouri as an initiated constitutional amendment on August 4, 2020.

A "yes" vote is a vote in favor of:

  • expanding Medicaid eligibility in Missouri to adults that are 19 years old or older and younger than 65 whose income is 133% of the federal poverty level or below, which would effectively expand Medicaid to those with incomes at or below 138% of the federal poverty level under the Affordable Care Act
  • prohibiting any additional restrictions or requirements for the expanded population to qualify for Medicaid coverage than for other populations that qualify for Medicaid coverage
  • requiring the state to seek maximum federal funding of Medicaid expansion.

A "no" vote is a vote against this constitutional amendment to expand Medicaid eligibility in Missouri under the Affordable Care Act.

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

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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.

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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.

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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, VOTE411.org 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.

FactCheck.org

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.

Politifact

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

Kansas City Election Board

Kansas City Board of Election Commissioners logo

For complete information about voting in Kansas City within Jackson County, please visit the Kansas City Election Board, the local election authority. If you are not in Kansas City within Jackson County, please see your county's election board website.

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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 YourMissouriJudges.org.

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.

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Voter Info for Non-KCMO Residents

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

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