The League's Register & Vote brochure has updated information on Missouri's voting laws. There are now two weeks of no-excuse, in-person absentee voting before each election. Several area election authorities now offer satellite voting sites for voters with a state-issued photo ID.
The new law requires a government-issued photo ID or passport to vote. Voters without a valid ID can cast a provisional ballot at their polling place on Election Day but their signature will have to match one on file with the election authority to count. For more information on changes that took effect on Aug. 28, 2022, go to the Missouri Secretary of State's website.
An LWVMO lawsuit is challenging the new restriction. Click here for more info on acceptable ID to vote and how to get help if you don't have a Missouri driver's license or U.S. passport.
Temporary Injunction Blocks Restrictions
on Voter Registration and Absentee Ballot Solicitation
After LWVMO and the Missouri NAACP filed a lawsuit challenging new restrictions on soliciting voter registration and absentee voting, a judge issue a temporary injunction blocking enforcement of those provisions of HB 1878. The League still encourages anyone volunteering to help with voter registration to fill out a new solicitor form for the 2023-24 election cycle.
Approval Voting in St. Louis City Primary
Candidates for Mayor, Comptroller, President of the Board of Aldermen, and Aldermen now need broad support from voters to win office. The two top vote-getters in the March 2024 primary will be on the ballot for the April general election. The approval voting method decreases the influence of big money by allowing voters to support grassroots candidates who have less money without worrying about “splitting the vote” or “spoiling” the election.
Videos walk you through different aspects of making your voice heard.
Click here for a helpful training video to learn how to help voters register to vote in Missouri.
Be a Poll Worker
Learn How a Bill Becomes a Law
Click here see a graphic from the MO General Assembly that shows you the path a Missouri bill must take to become a law.
MORE VOTING INFORMATION
If you have more questions about voting, contact your local election authority.
St. Louis City Board of Elections, 314-622-4336, www.stlelections.com
St. Louis County Board of Elections, 314-615-1800, www.stlouisco.com/elections
Jefferson County Clerk, 636-797-5487, www.jeffcomo.org/clerk
Franklin County Clerk, 636-583-6355, www.franklinmo.org
St. Charles County Clerk, 636-949-7550, www.sccmo.org/960/Election-Services
Lincoln County Clerk, 636-528-6300, www.lincolncountymoclerk.gov
Warren County Clerk, 636-456-3331, www.warrencountymoclerk.com