ST. LOUIS – The November general election (colloquially known as “the midterms”) is two weeks away. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 8.
Voter registration status and polling places
You can check your voter registration status and polling location on the Missouri Secretary of State’s website.
What do you need to bring to vote?
You will need to show an acceptable form of ID. Acceptable identification includes a Missouri driver or non-driver’s license, a non-expired U.S. passport, a non-expired military ID or veterans ID card, or “another photo ID issued by the United States or the state of Missouri which is either not expired or expired after the date of the most recent general election.”
If you don’t have an ID, but are registered to vote, you will be allowed to cast a provisional ballot. Said provisional ballot will count if you return to your polling place on election with an acceptable ID, or if the signature on your provisional ballot matches the signature on your voter registration record.
The Missouri Secretary of State’s Office has posted the following information to assure voters that elections are safe and secure:
- There are 116 election jurisdictions in Missouri, each with their own voting system. That means there is no single voting system or single point of access.
- Voting machines are not connected to the internet, so they can’t be hacked from the internet.
- Every single voting machine in Missouri is required to produce a paper audit trail.
- When absentee ballots are processed, they are counted by a bipartisan team.
- Voting machines are publicly tested both before and after election day.
- Once checked for accuracy, election equipment is locked and sealed to prohibit any tampering with the equipment on election day.
- All voting machines in Missouri are required to give the voter a second chance to ensure the ballot is marked correctly.
- Election results are audited by local election officials before any results are certified.
From Oct. 25 to Nov. 7, Missourians may submit a no-excuse absentee ballot in person at a location designated by their local election authority. Learn more here: Where you can vote for the 2022 midterm elections today in the St. Louis area.
How to Vote
For additional voting information like checking your polling place, voter registration, and sample ballots, check with your county clerk.