VOTE: Election 2020
Missouri
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VOTING IN PERSON

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6 a.m. - 7 p.m.


ID Requirements
Non-photo identification is required:

Missouri driver’s license
Missouri non-driver license
Document which contains the voter's name, the voter’s photograph, and is issued by the U.S. or the state
Military ID card with a photograph
ID issued by the state of Missouri, an agency of the state, or a local election authority of the state
ID issued by an institution of higher education
Copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check or other government document that contains the name and address of the voter

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VOTE BY MAIL

Can I vote by mail in Missouri?
Temporarily allowing Vote by Mail options due to the coronavirus crisis.

Can I submit an application online?
No

What's the deadline to request a mail-in ballot?
The deadline to apply for your mail-in ballot has passed. Your request had to be received on October 21st by 5pm.

What's the deadline to submit my ballot?
Your mail-in ballot must be received by your local election office by 7 p.m. on Election Day (Nov. 3).

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Early voting
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October 7
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November 3
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Candidates & Races

President of the United States

Biography

Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr. (b. November 20, 1942, in Scranton, Pennsylvania) is the former Democratic vice president of the United States, serving under President Barack Obama (D) from January 20, 2009, to January 20, 2017. He previously served as a U.S. senator from Delaware from 1973 to 2009.

On April 25, 2019, Biden announced that he was running for president of the United States in 2020. With the plurality of pledged delegates, Biden became the presumptive Democratic nominee on April 8, 2020, after Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) suspended his presidential campaign. Biden crossed the delegate threshold necessary to win the nomination on June 5, 2020, and was formally nominated at the 2020 Democratic National Convention on August 18, 2020.

Biden announced U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D) as his running mate on August 11, 2020. He called her "a fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country’s finest public servants." Harris is the first Black woman to appear on a major party's ticket in the United States.

On January 12, 2017, President Barack Obama awarded Biden the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his lifetime of public service, marking the final time Obama would present the nation's highest civilian honor. Biden received the award with distinction, an additional honor given only to Pope John Paul II, former President Ronald Reagan, and retired Gen. Colin Powell in the previous three administrations.

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Donald John Trump (b. June 14, 1946, in Queens, New York) is the 45th and current president of the United States. He assumed office on January 20, 2017. He filed to run for re-election on the same day.

Key policy initiatives during Trump's first term include the United States withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal, the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 and First Step Act in 2018, reducing the size of the ISIS caliphate, and establishing the Space Force as an independent military branch. Trump has made more than 200 federal judicial appointments, including two U.S. Supreme Court justices.

During his presidency, Trump has issued eight vetoes. To read more about these vetoes, click here.

On December 18, 2019, Trump became the third president in U.S. history to be impeached by the U.S. House. The U.S. Senate acquitted Trump on both charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress on February 5, 2020.

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Vice President of the United States

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Kamala Devi Harris (b. October 20, 1964, in Oakland, California) is a Democratic member of the U.S. Senate from California. Harris was first elected to the Senate in 2016. She became the second Black woman elected to the U.S. Senate and the first Indian American to serve in the chamber.

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden announced Harris was his running mate on August 11, 2020. He called her "a fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country’s finest public servants." Harris is the first Black woman to appear on a major party's ticket in the United States.

Harris previously ran for president of the United States, entering the race on January 21, 2019. She suspended her presidential campaign on December 3, 2019, and endorsed Biden on March 8, 2020.

Harris is the former attorney general of California. She served in the position from 2011 to 2017. She also served as San Francisco's district attorney from 2004 to 2011.

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Michael Richard "Mike" Pence (b. June 7, 1959, in Columbus, Indiana) is the 48th vice president of the United States, serving in President Donald Trump's (R) administration. He was elected on November 8, 2016, and sworn in on January 20, 2017.

Pence served as the 50th governor of Indiana from 2013 to 2017. As governor, Pence signed into law a 5 percent individual income tax cut in Indiana. He also supported the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act in 2015, allowing individuals and businesses to exert a right to the free exercise of religion. In his first year in office, FiveThirtyEight ranked him as the second most conservative governor in the country.

From 2001 to 2013, Pence served as a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives. During his final year in the House, Pence was rated a far-right Republican leader based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack.

Pence's press secretary stated that Pence tested negative for coronavirus on March 21, 2020. Pence was tested after one of his staffers tested positive. Click here for more information on political figures impacted by coronavirus.

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Governor of Missouri

Biography

Jerome H. Bauer (Green Party) is running for election for Governor of Missouri. He is on the ballot in the general election on November 3, 2020. He advanced from the Green Party primary on August 4, 2020.

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Biography

Mike Parson (Republican Party) is the Governor of Missouri. He assumed office on June 1, 2018. His current term ends on January 11, 2021.

Parson (Republican Party) is running for re-election for Governor of Missouri. He is on the ballot in the general election on November 3, 2020. He advanced from the Republican primary on August 4, 2020.

Parson was sworn in as governor following the resignation of Eric Greitens (R) on May 29, 2018, amid investigations into allegations of sexual misconduct and misuse of voter data files during the 2016 election.

Parson was initially a candidate for governor in the 2016 election but switched races to run for lieutenant governor in 2016. He won the Republican nomination on August 2, 2016. He won the general election on November 8, 2016.

Parson was a member of the Missouri State Senate, representing District 28, from 2011 to 2017. He served as Majority Caucus Whip in his first term in the state Senate. He was also a member of the Missouri House of Representatives from 2005 to 2011 and sheriff of Polk County from 1993 to 2005.

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Nicole Galloway (Democratic Party) is the Missouri State Auditor. She assumed office on April 27, 2015. Her current term ends on January 9, 2023.

Galloway (Democratic Party) is running for election for Governor of Missouri. She is on the ballot in the general election on November 3, 2020. She advanced from the Democratic primary on August 4, 2020.

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Biography

Rik Combs (Libertarian Party) is running for election for Governor of Missouri. He is on the ballot in the general election on November 3, 2020. He advanced from the Libertarian Party primary on August 4, 2020.

Combs was a Republican candidate who sought election to the Missouri House of Representatives to represent District 59. He lost the primary on August 7, 2018.

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Initiatives

Missouri Amendment 1
State Executive Term Limits Amendment (2020)
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A "yes" vote supports this constitutional amendment to limit the lieutenant governor, secretary of state, state auditor, and attorney general, along with the governor and state treasurer, to two terms of office.

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A "no" vote opposes this constitutional amendment, thereby keeping the two-term limit on the governor and state treasurer but not other state executive offices.

Missouri Amendment 3
Redistricting Process and Criteria, Lobbying, and Campaign Finance Amendment (2020)
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A "yes" vote supports amending the Missouri Constitution to enact the following changes:

eliminate the nonpartisan state demographer and use a bipartisan commission appointed by the governor again for legislative redistricting,alter the criteria used to draw district maps,change the threshold of lobbyists' gifts from $5 to $0, andlower the campaign contribution limit for state senate campaigns from $2,500 to $2,400.

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A "no" vote opposes amending the Missouri Constitution, thereby maintaining:

the state's use of a nonpartisan state demographer for legislative redistricting, the existing criteria used to draw legislative districts, and the existing campaign finance and lobbying limits.