Election Rules

General Election Voter Registration Deadline: October 7

Missouri’s Safe at Home program provides secure voter registration for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, trafficking, stalking, or other crimes. Learn more here.

Restoration of Voting Rights After Felony Convictions: The right to vote is automatically restored for felons following the completion of their parole or probation.

ID Requirements for Voting: ID required, but non-photo ID is accepted. If an ID is not shown the voter can present a secondary form of ID and sign a statement confirming their identity or cast a provisional ballot if already registered.

Absentee Voting: An excuse is required to request an absentee ballot. Voters can access the application online or from their local election authorities. The application must be received at least 13 days before the election if returned by-mail or at least 1 day prior if returned in-person. View the list of excuses and download the application here.

Gender Gaps in Representation

Missouri ranks 37th in the country for women’s representation in the State Legislature.

Missouri Congressional Delegation

Missouri State Legislature

Voter Turnout

Missouri had higher voter turnout than the United States overall for both men and women in the 2016 Elections.

Percent Voter Turnout by Gender

Percent Voter Turnout by Race

Other races not shown due to population size