REGISTER TO VOTE
Have you Moved? Changed your name? Newly-eligible? Never Registered? You may need to register to vote or update your registration!
Jackson County: Check Voter Registration
QUALIFICATIONS TO BE A VOTER
In order to register to vote, an individual must be:
• A citizen of the United States;
• A resident of the State of Missouri; and
• 17 years and 6 months of age (must be 18 by Election Day).
YOU ARE ENTITLED TO VOTE
• Must be registered to vote in the jurisdiction of the person's domicile prior to the election;
• Cannot be imprisoned;
• Cannot be on probation or parole after conviction of a felony;
• Cannot have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor connected to voting; and
• Cannot have been declared incapacitated.
COMMON VOTING MYTHS
Myth: Once you register to vote, you don’t have to register again for future elections.
Fact: Always check your registration status, even when you have previously registered. This is especially important if you have moved or changed your name or any other personal information.
Myth: My vote doesn’t matter.
Fact: Your vote DOES matter! Many elections are decided by razor thin margins, sometimes within
a few votes!
Myth: Only Presidential elections matter.
Fact: Local elections are what most directly impact you and your daily life. Issues decided at the state and local level include housing, community parks, economic development, road maintenance, reproductive rights, police reform, public health, and local schools.