This November, the country will vote in the presidential election, and Missourians will elect their governor. An August Pew Research Center survey predicts a massive voter turnout for the 2020 general election, with 83% of registered voters saying it matters who becomes president.
In Missouri, if you have the virus or are at-risk, you can request an absentee ballot that does not need to be notarized.
Save the date
The last day to register to vote in Missouri for the Nov. 3 general election is Oct. 7. Boone County polling locations will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. The last day to apply for a mail-in or absentee ballot is Oct. 21. Applications are available on the Boone County Clerk’s website.
Location, location, location
Any registered voter can cast a ballot at 801 E. Walnut St. There will also be an MU campus location open to all registered voters at either the Hearnes Center or Mizzou Arena, says Boone County Clerk Brianna Lennon. The location was undecided as of Sept. 3.
Signed, sealed, delivered
Voting in person is not the only option. Anyone can request a mail-in ballot, which must be notarized. If you are unable to vote in person due to state absence, physical disability or illness, employment, religious belief, incarceration or participation in Missouri’s Safe at Home program, you are eligible for an absentee ballot. This ballot must be notarized unless your request claims a physical disability or illness. ￼