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Your Vote Matters

Aging Ahead and the Silver Haired Legislature remind you that Your Vote Matters!  Please use the resources on this page to vote early, safely and securely.  If you need further assistance or information, please email us at info@agingahead.org or contact your local election office.   All can help check your registration status and get you the forms needed to register by absentee/mail-in.  Don’t wait!  Make your plan to vote today!

Important Tips for Voting in November 2020

  • Check your registration status online or call your local election office.
  • You MUST be registered by October 7, 2020
  • Request absentee ballot now (online or call local election authority)
  • Vote by absentee in your local election authority office (contact your local election authority to inquire about hours and dates of operation).  This can be done up until 5 p.m. on Election Day
  • Absentee/Mail In Ballots – mail early!  Suggestion is to mail them by October 20, 2020 to be sure they are received before the deadline.
  • Mail-In ballots MUST be mailed in; if you miss the date to mail in, take your ballot to your polling place and surrender it and they will allow you to vote in person.
  • Remember, you MUST sign the documents!!!

Official Missouri Election Website

Get details and information on all things related to voting in Missouri here.

Election Offices

Website

397 Turner Blvd., St. Peters, MO 63376

Phone: 636-949-7550 Fax: 636-949-7552

Hours: 8:00- 5:00pm

Ballot Tracking NOT Available

Email

729 Northwest Plaza Drive, St. Ann, MO 63074

Phone: 314-615-1800 Fax: 314-615-1999

Hours: 8:00- 4:30pm

Ballot Tracking IS Available

Website

729 Maple Street, PO Box 100, Hillsboro, MO 63050

Phone: 636-797-5486 Fax: 636-797-5360 When calling press 2 for Voter registration and Elections

Hours: 8:00- 5:00pm

Ballot Tracking is NOT Available

Website

400 E. Locust, Union, MO 63084

Phone: 636-583-6355

Hours: 8:00- 4:30pm

Ballot Tracking is NOT Available

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

Get answers to your voting questions here from the Missouri Secretary of State’s Office.

Please visit https://www.vote411.org/ to view a sample ballot for your area.

YES!  Registered Missourians who expect to be prevented from going to their polling place on Election Day may vote absentee beginning six weeks prior to an election.

Absentee voters must provide one of the following reasons for voting absentee:

  1. Absence on Election Day from the jurisdiction of the election authority in which such voter is registered to vote;
  2. Incapacity or confinement due to illness or physical disability, including a person who is primarily responsible for the physical care of a person who is incapacitated or confined due to illness or disability;
  3. Religious belief or practice;
  4. Employment as an election authority, as a member of an election authority, or by an election authority at a location other than such voter’s polling place;
  5. Incarceration, provided all qualifications for voting are retained.
  6. Certified participation in the address confidentiality program established under sections 589.660 to 589.681 because of safety concerns.
  7. For an election that occurs during the year 2020, the voter has contracted or is in an at-risk category for contracting or transmitting severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (COVID-19).

Voters who are considered at-risk for contracting or transmitting COVID-19 are those who:

  • Are 65 years of age or older;
  • Live in a long-term care facility licensed under Chapter 198, RSMo.;
  • Have chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma;
  • Have serious heart conditions;
  • Are immunocompromised;
  • Have diabetes;
  • Have chronic kidney disease and are undergoing dialysis; or
  • Have liver disease.

Voters can request absentee ballots from their local election authority in person, by mail, by fax or by e-mail. Relatives within the second degree (spouse, parents and children) may complete an absentee ballot application, in person, on behalf of the voter who wishes to vote absentee.

In Missouri, voter need to complete an application and return it to their local election office.  You can fill it out online here.

  • Are you 65 years or older, homebound, ill or at high risk of COVID-19? Vote Absentee- No Notary Required
  • Permanent absentee voter- No Notary Required
  • All other voters- Can Vote by mail in 2020-Ballot must be notarized.

AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!  Many are suggesting if you plan to vote absentee/by mail, election day for you is actually Oct 20 to give the post office plenty of time to deliver your ballot to the election office.  So, start early to make sure your vote is counted.  Complete the application ASAP.

ALERT: Due to COVID-19 (coronavirus) all Missouri voters may vote by mail for the November 3rd elections. All voters may vote absentee with a notarization of the ballot envelope, and voters in at-risk categories for contracting or transmitting COVID-19 are eligible to vote absentee by mail WITHOUT getting the envelope notarized. For more information, or to request an absentee ballot, click here.

The Missouri Secretary of State’s office has a LOT of information you may find helpful on their website, including a “Frequently Asked Questions” section.  

Current Missouri law limits the Governor and the Treasurer to no more than two (2) terms in that office over a lifetime.  Proposed Amendment 1 on the November ballot would expand that limitation to include the Lieutenant Governor, the Auditor, the Attorney General, and the Secretary of State.

AMENDMENT 3 (2020)

     Proposed Constitutional Amendment 3 on the November ballot seeks to change Constitutional Amendment 1 (CLEAN), which Missouri voters approved in 2018 with 62% voter approval.  Proposed Amendment 3 was submitted by the Missouri Legislature, while Amendment 1 was submitted as a citizen ballot initiative.

     Proposed Amendment 3 would make some relatively minor changes as follows:

     2018 Amendment                                       2020 Proposal                                 Difference

$5 limit on lobbyist gifts.                          $0 limit on lobbyist gifts                             $5

$2,500 limit on contribution to                  $2,400 limit on contribution to                  $100

     Missouri Senate campaign                         Missouri Senate campaign

    The major change proposed by Amendment 3 involves legislative redistricting, specifically changes in who draws new legislative districts and what criteria would be used to draw them.  One goal of the 2018 Amendment (now current law) was to minimize “gerrymandering.”  Gerrymandering, which has been practiced by both Republicans and Democrats in parts of the U.S., has been described as legislators picking voters, rather than voters picking legislators.  When current legislators draw future legislative districts, at least two problems may result.  First, legislators of both parties may cooperate to draw some districts that will be “safe” for current legislators of both parties seeking re-election.  Second, legislators of the majority party may use their numerical advantage to draw districts that favor future candidates from the majority party, perhaps favoring them beyond the size of any majority established by voters.  This can be done by “packing” likely supporters of the opposing party in a single district, resulting in electoral advantage in other districts OR by “cracking” a single district strongly supporting the opposing party into two or more districts to dilute the opposition into a minority in those districts.  Again, the result can be “safe” districts, for the majority party in this instance.

     To address gerrymandering concerns, the 2018 Amendment (current law) called for a non-partisan demographer to draw an initial plan, which would be adopted unless bipartisan commissions voted by 70% or more to make changes.  The 2018 Amendment (current law) also assigned a high priority to “partisan fairness and competitiveness” among the factors to be weighed in drawing districts.  The proposed Amendment 3 would remove the non-partisan demographer and lower the priority of “partisan fairness and competitiveness” among the factors to be weighed.      Ballotpedia, a neutral non-profit organization, has provided an extensive evaluation of proposed Amendment 3  (including supporters and opponents, funds contributed for and against, etc.) beginning at https://ballotpedia.org/Missouri_Amendment_3,_Redistricting_Process_and_Criteria,_Lobbying,_and_Campaign_Finance_Amendment_(2020)

For further information or assistance, please email Aging Ahead.