• National Voter Registration Day is a nonpartisan civic holiday celebrating our democracy.
  • Nearly 4.5 million voters have registered to vote on this holiday.
  • Volunteers and organizations coordinate field, technology, and media efforts to reach tens of thousands of eligible voters who might not otherwise register.
  • According to U.S. Census data, 1 in 4 eligible Americans are not registered to vote.

You can register to vote online, in person, or by mail. Your Voter Registration Form must be POSTMARKED by the 4th Wednesday before the election.

It's easy to check your registration! Use the tool below to check your registration.

Questions about this? Visit the Missouri Secretary of State Website

Find out what's on your ballot.

Research your judges, choose either St. Louis City or St. Louis County, depending on your residency.

Learn about voter ID laws in the United States - every state has unique laws.

Your polling place may have changed! Look up your polling location in Missouri.

DeadlineMissouri law requires that requests for absentee ballots must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the second Wednesday prior to Election Day if the ballot is mailed. The deadline for absentee voting in person, in the Office of the Election Authority, your absentee ballot needs to be received by 7 pm on Election Day (when polls close).

If you would prefer a paper form, you can access that online.

You can visit your local election authority and complete an absentee application. Receive your ballot and cast it at that time.

For ballots you requested via mail, email, or fax, you will receive them via mail and must return via mail or in-person by 7 pm on Election Day (when polls close).

Some absentee ballots need to be notarized. Must be notarized, if the reason for your absentee is:

  • Religious beliefs or practice
  • Working as an election worker
  • Incarceration, if still eligible to vote
  • Absence on Election Day from your election jurisdiction
  • Certified participation in an address confidentiality program

Detailed information about absentee voting in Missouri is available online.

While many states have some restriction on felon voting rights, most states restore the right to vote to citizens after they complete their sentences. In fact, up to 18 million Americans with past convictions can vote RIGHT NOW – they just don’t know it – because the felony disenfranchisement laws in every state can be confusing. Visit Restore Your Vote to learn more.

Notary Services at UMSL

Some early voting options require a notary before being returned. UMSL faculty, staff, and alumni have volunteered their time to notarize ballots throughout the community and on the UMSL campus.

Monday-Friday | 8am-6pm

Questions or scheduling:


Phone: 314-516-5833 

Notary Hub