What's New / Announcements
- MISSOURI ABSENTEE/ MAIL-IN BALLOT RULES: State law requires that applicants (or a relative, as described below) submit an absentee or mail-in ballot application to the local election authority. The law specifies who may submit these applications to the local election authority, and does not authorize a third party to submit the application on behalf of the voter unless a relative, as described in Section 115.279, RSMo:
1. Application for an absentee ballot may be made by the applicant in person, or by mail, or for the applicant, in person, by his or her guardian or a relative within the second degree by consanguinity or affinity. The election authority shall accept applications by facsimile transmission and by electronic mail within the limits of its telecommunications capacity.
- The new mail-in voting law allows mail-in voting applications to be submitted only in person or by mail. The law does not provide for facsimile or electronic mail transmission.
- Any organization that sends absentee ballot application forms to a voter with instructions to print, complete, and submit to the voter’s LEA is operating within the law.
- However, an organization that collects information and submits either an absentee or mail-in ballot application on behalf of the voter (and is not related) is not meeting the requirements of the law.
- Any deviation from the statutory requirements can – and previously has – resulted in contested elections. In some cases, this has led to elections being invalidated and a new election being called.
MAIL-IN & ABSENTEE BALLOT APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE: The August 4 Absentee & Mail-In Ballot Applications are now available. Download the applications and instructions here.
VOTER REGISTRATION DRIVE: KCEB Deputy Registrars will conduct a voter registration drive at the Swope Health Central, Monday, July 6, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (3801 Blue Pkwy, Kansas City, MO 64130).
VOTER REGISTRATION DRIVE: KCEB Deputy Registrars, in coordination with the Kansas City Public Library’s “Pop In at the Park” event, will conduct a voter registration drive at the Swope Park Interpretive Center, Tuesday July 7, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (3999 Swope Pkwy & E Meyer Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64132).
VOTER REGISTRATION DRIVE: KCEB Deputy Registrars, in coordination with the Kansas City Public Library’s “Pop In at the Park” event, will conduct a voter registration drive at the Concourse Park, Wednesday, July 8, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (200 Benton Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64123)
JUNE 2 ELECTION SAFETY MEASURES: For the health and safety of all voters, election workers and staff, the Kansas City Election Board have taken the following safety measures.
- Each Polling Place will have an 8 ft. barrier at each of the voter check-in tables. Election workers will wear masks, face shields and gloves.
- Hand sanitizer, alcohol wipes, Lysol wipes, Lysol spray, and microban spray will be used frequently to sanitize equipment and other hard surfaces.
- Sterilized styli will be used for Poll Pad voter check-in and on Ballot Marking Devices.
- Single use pens and pencils will be used for voters voting on paper ballots.
- School gymnasiums, Community Centers and cafeterias will be used to ensure proper social distancing of voters and election workers. KCEB is working hard to keep Kansas City Safe.
BOARD MEETING NOTICE: The Kansas City Board of Election Commissioners will hold a Meeting of the Board on Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. The meeting will be held electronically by telephone. The public may attend the meeting by calling KCEB prior to obtain the meeting i.d. and call information. For further information, please contact KCEB by telephone: (816)842-4820 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
CURRENTLY RECRUITING ELECTION JUDGES: Are you proficient with current technology? Would you like to earn some extra cash? Do you have an interest in the democratic process? If you answered yes to any of these questions, working the polls on election day may be for you! KCEB is currently seeking both Republicans and Democrats to become part of the KCEB election day team. Election workers make a total of $180.00 per election. Fill out the online application here.
CHECK YOUR VOTER STATUS: Depending on the type of issues and races on the ballot, your polling location may change from election to election. Click here to get information on your districts, and find out where to vote. Simply enter your last name and date of birth to get your information.
VOTER EDUCATION CLASSES: Would you like to become a more informed voter? Are you interested in learning more about voting laws and procedures in the Kansas City jurisdiction? If you said yes to either of these questions, contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a voter education class for your group or organization.