The deadline to register to vote in the Aug. 2 Missouri primary election is Wednesday, July 6.
August’s election will determine the party nominees for the open U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Republican Sen. Roy Blunt. The winners of the primary will be on the Nov. 8 general election ballots.
For the first time since a new congressional redistricting map became law in May, Missourians will have the opportunity to vote in primaries for their new U.S. House and state legislative districts.
Primaries for state legislative races are on the ballot, as well.
Missouri has open primary elections, meaning a person can vote on any ballot at the polls. Here’s what to know about registering to vote.
Who is eligible to register?
If you are a Missouri resident and U.S. citizen who will be 18 by election day, you can register to vote online, in person or by mailing a form to your county election office. If you have a felony conviction, you must be off parole or probation to register.
Register for the primary online
To register online, you can visit the secretary of state’s website at sos.mo.gov.
I can’t remember if I’m registered at my current address.
You can check the state’s website here by entering your name, address, birth date and county. If your address isn’t current, fill out a form to update it.
Register by mail or in-person
If you’d like to register in person, you can visit your local county clerk’s office, or you can enter your county here, print and fill out the form and mail or return it to the addresses below, depending on your county.
If you register by mail, make sure that your voter registration application is postmarked by July 6.
If you live in Jackson County outside of Kansas City, visit 215 N. Liberty St., Independence, MO 64051, to register or return your registration application.
If you live in Jackson County within Kansas City limits, visit the Kansas City Board of Elections, 30 W. Pershing Road, Suite 2800, Kansas City, MO 64108, to register in person. You can also register at most libraries within Kansas City in Jackson County or at the list of locations here.
In Platte County, you can go to the Platte County clerk’s office at 2600 N.W. Prairie View Road, Platte City, MO 64079.
In Cass County, register in person at 102 E. Wall St., Harrisonville, MO 64701.
In Clay County, register at 100 W. Mississippi St., Liberty, MO 64068 or find a list of alternate locations here.
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