FAQ's

I’VE NEVER VOTED BEFORE, WHERE DO I REGISTER?

Citizens may register at most public libraries, city, state or federal government facilities, at local voter registration drives, or at the election board office located at 30 West Pershing Rd. Lower Level. Click here to download a voter registration form.

 

WHAT FORMS OF IDENTIFICATION ARE ACCEPTED TO VOTE?

For the complete list of accepted forms of identification to vote please click here.

 

DO I NEED A PHOTO ID TO VOTE?

A Missouri driver or non-driver's license, U. S. passport or military ID are the preferred forms of identification.  However, you may also use your voter ID card, a recent bank statement, or utility bill. Refer to the accepted ID types above for the complete list.

 

IS THERE A DEADLINE FOR REGISTERING?

One can register to vote at any time, but in order to vote in an election the voter must have been registered (in his/her proper jurisdiction) by the fourth Wednesday prior to the election. 

 

CAN I VOTE IF I’M NOT REGISTERED?

NO. Federal law requires that all voters must be registered. Click here to download a voter registration form.

 

WHERE DO I GO VOTE?

Within a few weeks of registering, you will receive written confirmation of your registration, along with the address of your poll site. In addition, approximately two weeks prior to each election you will receive a voter notification card indicating the election type, date, and your poll site location. You can also find your voting location on our website at www.kceb.org by clicking on “Check Your Voter Status” after typing in your last name and date of birth.

 

HOW DO I KNOW WHAT NAMES OR ISSUES WILL BE ON THE BALLOT?

A complete Sample Ballot is available on the What's on the Ballot? page six weeks prior to every election.

 

WHAT IF I’M OUT OF TOWN ON ELECTION DAY?

Citizens can vote absentee if they meet several requirements including being absent from your voting jurisdiction on election day. An application for an absentee ballot is available up to 10 weeks prior to an election on the Absentee Voting page.

 

IF I GO INTO THE HOSPITAL BEFORE THE ELECTION, CAN I STILL VOTE?

Absentee teams are available to deliver, witness and return the applications and actual ballot for voters who are: hospitalized or confined due to illness or injury after 5 p.m. on the Wednesday before an election.

 

AS A CANDIDATE FOR OFFICE, AM I ALLOWED TO SEE WHO APPLIED FOR AN ABSENTEE APPLICATION?

On the Friday before the election, after 8 a.m., a list of absentee ballot applicants is available to candidates, candidates' representatives, a representative from a campaign committee or an absentee voter. The cost is ten cents ($.10) per page.

 

I DON’T KNOW HOW TO WORK THE VOTING MACHINES, CAN I STILL VOTE?

Yes. There are election day workers available at every poll to show voters how to work the machines and to assist if needed. For more information on our voting equipment, please click here.

 

WHAT IF I WANT TO WORK AT A POLL ON ELECTION DAY?

We need you! The election board needs hundreds of additional employees on election day and encourages you to sign up to work. We have several categories of poll workers that might fit your interests or skills: election judge, voter assistance specialist, deputy commissioner, greeter, pickup person, or phone bank operator. We provide the training and competitive pay. Fill out the Election Worker Application or call 842-4820.

 

HOW CAN I BE MORE INVOLVED POLITICALLY?

There are many opportunities to work on an election, either through area political clubs or through the Election Board. Visit our Links page  to learn how to contact your local party. Or, if you are interested in non-partisan Election Day activity, sign up to be an Election Day Judge or Deputy Commissioner.