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Be prepared for Election Day 2022

Election Day is Nov. 8, and Missouri’s voter registration deadline is Oct. 12. Here are a few reminders to help you prepare.

Updated Oct. 24, 2022
Oct. 6, 2022

Contact: Deidra Ashley, ashleyde@missouri.edu

Voter registration

Missouri’s voter registration period has passed. To register to vote in future elections, visit Vote.gov.

Where is my polling place?

All registered Boone County voters can vote at Hearnes Center on Tuesday, Nov. 8. To find your Boone County polling place, visit www.showmeboone.com/clerk/elections and click on “Where Do I Vote?”

I am a faculty/staff member at Mizzou. Do I get time off to vote?

All university employees may receive time off with pay for the purpose of voting.

What identification do I need to bring to vote?

You will need to show a Missouri or federal-issued photo ID with an expiration date to vote in person. Examples of acceptable forms of identification can be found on the Missouri Secretary of State’s website. If you don’t have an acceptable ID, you can still cast a blue provisional ballot, which will count if the signature on the ballot envelope matches the signature on your voter registration record or if you return to your polling place on Election Day with an acceptable photo ID.

Where can I find my sample ballot?

Enter your address at Missouri’s Voter Outreach Center.

Information about absentee and mail-in voting

As part of the new no-excuse absentee voting period, any registered Boone County voter can vote in person at the Boone County Clerk's Office between Oct. 25 and Nov. 7. The office will be open for weekend hours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 29, Oct. 30, and Nov. 6 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 5. In-person absentee voting is available through Nov. 7.

The Boone County Clerk’s Office will also provide absentee voting locations on the main floor of the MU Student Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 26 and Nov. 2.

For more information about voting before Election Day, visit the Boone County Government FAQ.

Election night reporting

The Secretary of State’s Election Night Reporting site is available at enr.sos.mo.gov and will be updated throughout the evening of Nov. 8. The site will begin showing results once all voters have finished casting ballots.

For more information about voting in Missouri, visit the Missouri Government voting information page.

Polling place rule reminder

Missouri election law prohibits wearing political apparel to the polls, advocating for a candidate or issue within 25 feet of a polling place or taking photos of ballots.

Leave your political masks, T-shirts, buttons and other apparel at home. You can snap a photo of your “I voted” sticker instead of your ballot.


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