All Missouri voters can use mail-in voting in 2020, but several different forms can be confusing. The League has offers a two-page Fact Sheet on Absentee Voting. A person must be registered to vote in Missouri to request an absentee ballot for the Aug. 4 partisan primary or the Nov. 3 general election.
Fill out this form if you are over age 65 or have an underlying condition putting you at higher risk for COVID-19. Clilck here if you are a healthy voter under age 65 who wants a mail-in ballot that will need to be notarized.
Note the small print at the bottom of the form tells you that if you have not voted in person in this election authority, you must include a copy of a valid ID with your request for an absentee ballot.
Examples of acceptable identification if you have not voted in person in your county:
- Identification issued by the state of Missouri, an agency of the state, or a local election authority of the state;
- Identification issued by the United States government or agency thereof;
- Identification issued by an institution of higher education, including a university, college, vocational and technical school, located within the state of Missouri; or
- A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check or other government document that contains the name and address of the voter.
Do not forget to sign the printed form. Once you have all required papers in an envelope, put a stamp on it and mail it to your local election authority. For most of Missouri's counties that is the County Clerk.