How to Vote in Missouri on August 4
On August 4, 2020, registered voters in Missouri will have the opportunity to vote yes on Amendment 2 to expand Medicaid to 230,000 hardworking Missourians who live in poverty yet do not currently qualify for Medicaid. To help make your voting experience easier, the School of Medicine has partnered with the Voter Engagement program at Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement to create this guide to voting in Missouri this August.
Here are your options for voting in Missouri in August.
Vote at your polling place on Aug. 4
- Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Find your polling place on the Secretary of State website.
- Bring acceptable voter ID.
- Allow for delays, and wear a mask.
Vote by mail, using absentee or mail-in ballot
At a glance
- To request an absentee ballot, you must meet certain criteria. Anyone can request a mail-in ballot. The deadline to request a mail-in or absentee ballot by mail was July 22 at 5 p.m.
- Ballots are due to your local Board of Elections by Aug. 4 at 7 p.m.
- Some absentee ballots must be notarized. All mail-in ballots must be notarized.
See notarization requirements »
Free notarization services
Notarization services for August ballots are available on campus and statewide. Please wear a mask and bring your unsigned ballot (to be signed in presence of notary), a government-issued ID and a pen.
- On-campus notary services (requires WUSTL Key to view)
- Statewide notary services
How to submit your ballot by mail
- See the step-by-step guide to voting by mail.
- See the guide to absentee and mail-in voting (PDF) on the Missouri Secretary of State website.
If you’re not able to return your absentee or mail in ballot in time
Absentee or mail-in ballots must be received by the local election boards by close of business on Aug. 4. Voters have two options if they are not able to mail their absentee or mail in ballots with sufficient time to meet this deadline.
- First, voters who are eligible to vote absentee may take their absentee ballots to their local election authority to cast their ballots in person by Aug. 3 at 5 p.m.
- Second, voters who requested an absentee or mail in ballot can also vote in person at their local polling site on Aug. 4, so long as they have not already voted using the absentee or mail-in ballot. The staff at the polling location will void or “spoil” the absentee ballot, and the voter may proceed to cast an in-person ballot.
Vote in person using an absentee ballot
At a glance
- You must be eligible to vote absentee to vote early in person. No notarization is required.
- Absentee ballots may be requested in person through Aug. 3.
- Ballots must be submitted to the election authority by 5 p.m. on Aug. 3.
- Bring an acceptable Voter ID card with you.
Where to cast your absentee ballot in person
In the City of St. Louis
Board of Election Commissioners
300 N. Tucker Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63101
Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
In St. Louis County
St. Louis County Board of Elections
725 Northwest Plaza Dr.
St. Ann, MO 63074
Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
You can also vote at this location on Saturday, August 2, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Absentee satellite voting sites in St. Louis County
Monday – Friday, July 23 – July 31
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 25 and August 1
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
August 3, 2020
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
For additional information about voting at these satellite locations, please call 314-615-1800
St. Louis County Library, Mid-County Branch
7821 Maryland Ave
Clayton, Missouri 63105
North County Recreation Complex
2577 Redman Road
St. Louis, Missouri 63136
South County Government Center
4554 Lemay Ferry Rd
St. Louis, Missouri 63129
West County Government Center
74 Clarkson Wilson Centre
Chesterfield, Missouri 63017
Board of Elections
725 Northwest Plaza
St. Ann, Missouri 63074
In other Missouri counties
Contact your local election authority to request instructions to cast your absentee ballot in person.