Explore 2020 Voting related resources, compiled here for your easy access!

Find out what's on your ballot!

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

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 to be sure.


2020 voter options


You can register to vote online, in person, or by mail. The deadline to register to vote in Missouri is October 7.

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

Deadline to request an absentee ballot in Missouri: October 21

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

From September 22 to November 2 at 5 p.m, 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 no later than 7 p.m. on November 3.

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

Your absentee ballot does NOT need to be notarized if:

  • Incapacity or confinement due to illness
  • Having contracted coronavirus or at-risk (in 2020) due to the following:
    • Age 65 or older
    • Living in a long term care facility
    • Chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma
    • Serious heart condition
    • Immunocompromised
    • Diabetes
    • Chronic kidney disease and undergoing dialysis
    • Liver disease
Detailed information about absentee voting in Missouri is available online.




Deadline to request a mail-in ballot in Missouri: October 21

You can request a mail-in ballot by filling out this request form and mailing to your local election authority; you may also request a mail-in ballot in person at your local election authority.

Your mail-in ballot must be notarized.

Important dates for voting in Missouri

Absentee Voting Begins in Missouri - September 22
Deadline to Register to Vote in Missouri - October 7
Recommended Deadline to Request Absentee or Mail-In Ballot - October 10
Official Deadline to Request Absentee or Mail-In Ballot - October 21
Election Day - November 3

Election Dates and Reminders

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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.

Wednesday, October 14 | 11am - 4pm | Quad - between Thomas Jefferson Library and Clark Hall
Thursday, October 15 | 11am - 3pm | Woods Hall - 1 University Blvd. St. Louis MO 63121

Tuesday, October 20 | 11am - 3pm | Woods Hall - 1 University Blvd. St. Louis MO 63121
Wednesday, October 21 | 11am - 4pm | Quad - between Thomas Jefferson Library and Clark Hall

Walk-in Notary Hours: Monday, Tuesday, and Fridays | 9am - 3pm | Woods Hall - 1 University Blvd. St. Louis MO 63121 

Notary Appointments: 15 min appointments | Monday - Friday during the month of October | any time between 8am - 6pm

Questions or appointment scheduling: umslvotes@umsl.edu | 314-516-5833

You can also visit Notary Hub to find notary events in your area.