Absentee Voting

The state of Missouri allows for absentee voting if you:

  • Will be absent from your voting jurisdiction on Election Day
  • Are incapacitated or confined due to illness or physical disability, or caring for an incapacitated person*
  • Are restricted by religious belief or practice
  • Are employed by an election authority
  • Are incarcerated, but have retained all your voting qualifications

 

If you are qualified as stated above, the next step is to decide if you want to vote by mail or in person.

 

Absentee Voting by Mail

If you wish to vote by mail, you may request your application for a ballot up to 10 weeks in advance of the election but not later than the Wednesday before the election. 

 

Please note that all ballots must be notarized (except those submitted by an incapacitated or confined voter*), signed and received by the Election Board no later than 7 p.m. on election dayBallots received after the deadline will not be counted.

 

Voters may call 816-842-4820 ext. 225, or 816-329-2025, to request an absentee ballot application, write a letter, or download the application from this site. Absentee ballot applications will be available prior to each election.

 

Click here for the Absentee Ballot Application

 

Absentee ballot applications may be returned by mail or fax to:

 

Kansas City Election Board

Attn: Absentee Department

30 W. Pershing Rd., Suite 610

Kansas City, MO 64108

 

816-221-3348 (Fax)

 

Once an application is received, a ballot will be mailed to the voter within three business days.

 

Absentee Voting in Person

In-person voting begins six weeks prior to each election and is available at the Election Board offices (Suite 610- lower level) at Union Station from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Election Board is also open the Saturday before each election from 8:00 to noon.  Please bring  identification with you when voting in person. The deadline to vote absentee in-person is 5:00 p.m. the Monday before each Election Day. 

 

Mail-in Absentee Voting Deadlines for the April 8, 2014 Election

DEADLINES

School and Special Election

April 8, 2014

Registration

March 12, 2014

Ballot Request

April 2, 2014

Ballot Return

7 p.m., April 8, 2014

 

In-person Absentee Voting Deadlines for the April 8, 2014 Election

DEADLINES

School and Special Election

April 8, 2014

Registration

March 12, 2014

Ballot Return

5 p.m., April 7, 2014

 

*Permanently Disabled

A person who is confined at home, or at a nursing or rehabilitative facility may request to be placed on the permanently disabled list. These voters will automatically receive an absentee application for every election in their jurisdiction. Also, they will not be required to have their absentee ballots notarized. Click here to download this form.        

 

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