Kansas City Election Board reduces polling places for June 2 election

Larger poll sites to allow for social distancing
Posted at 11:06 AM, May 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-27 14:50:19-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City, Missouri, voters in Jackson County may have a new polling place for the rescheduled municipal elections next week.

The Kansas City Board of Election Commissioners said Tuesday that it will reduce the number of polls for the June 2 election in exchange for larger polling places. Voters will receive notice of their new polling location in the mail, and they also can check their location on the board’s website.

There is a proposed sales-tax increase for the Kansas City Fire Department on the ballot among other issues voters will decide.

The polling locations will include school gymnasiums, community centers and cafeterias to allow for proper social distancing.

KCMO Mayor Quinton Lucas describes procedures for June 2 election

All polling places will have 8-foot barriers in place at voter check-in tables.

In addition to social distancing procedures, the election board said other safety measures will be taken, including frequent cleaning of surfaces and required face masks and gloves for poll workers. Voters also are encouraged to wear masks or facial coverings.

Single-use pencils will be provided for those who vote on a paper ballot, and sanitized styli will be used for check-in and electronic voting.

The Kansas City Election Board measures apply only to Jackson County voters within the limits of KCMO. Those who live outside of those limits should contact their local election board for more information on voting in the June 2 election.

The municipal elections were rescheduled from April after Missouri Gov. Mike Parson issued an executive order pushing back all elections in the state as a precaution amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

In addition to the proposed KCFD sales tax increase, several directors for area school districts also are on the ballot.

Voters may check to see their proper polling location on the Kansas City Election Board website or reach out directly for more information or assistance by calling 816-842-4820 or sending email to

Questions about absentee voting can be asked by calling 816-221-3348.

Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. next Tuesday.

Here are the polling places for KCMO voters in Jackson County for the June 2 election:

  • Ward 1/All Precincts – Tony Aguirre Community Center, 2050 W. Pennway
  • Ward 2/All Precincts – Lincoln Middle School, 2012 E. 23rd St.
  • Ward 3/All Precincts – Robert J. Mohart Multi-Purpose Center, 3211 Flora Ave.
  • Ward 4/Precincts 1, 2, 7,8,9,10,12,13,14,15 - Penn Valley Campus, 3201 Southwest Trafficway
  • Ward 4/Precincts 3, 4, 5,6,11 - The Whole Person, 3710 Main St.
  • Ward 5/All Precincts – Roanoke Community Center, 3601 Roanoke Road
  • Ward 6/All Precincts – St. Teresa’s Academy, 5600 Main St.
  • Ward 7/All Precincts – Brush Creek Community Center, 3801 Cleaver II Blvd.
  • Ward 8/Precincts 2,7,8,9,10,11,13 – Border Star, 6321 Wornall Road
  • Ward 8/Precincts 1, 3,4,5,6,12,14,15 - Wornall Road Baptist Church, 400 W. Meyer
  • Ward 9/All Precincts – Hale Cook Elementary School, 7302 Pennsylvania St.
  • Ward 10/All Precincts – Elk’s Lodge #26, 515b E. 99th St.
  • Ward 11/All Precincts – Garrison Community Center, 1124 E. 5th St.
  • Ward 11/All Precincts – Garrison Community Center, 1124 E. 5th St.
  • Ward 13/All Precincts – JA Rogers Elementary School, 6400 E. 23rd St.
  • Ward 14/All Precincts – Wheatley Elementary School, 2415 Agnes Ave.
  • Ward 15/All Precincts – Carver Dual Language School, 4600 Elmwood Ave.
  • Ward 16/All Precincts – Troost Elementary School, 1215 E. 59th St.
  • Ward 17/All Precincts – Southeast Community Center, 4201 E. 63rd St.
  • Ward 18/All Precincts – Marlborough Community Center, 8200 Paseo Blvd.
  • Ward 19/All Precincts – Center High School, 8715 Holmes Road
  • Ward 20/All Precincts – Warford Elementary School, 11400 Cleveland Ave.
  • Ward 22/All Precincts – The First Church of the Nazarene, 11811 State Line Road
  • Ward 23/All Precincts – Pitcher Elementary School, 9915 E. 38th Terrace
  • Ward 24/All Precincts – Disabled American Vets, 14605 U.S. 40 Highway
  • Ward 25/All Precincts – Ruskin High School, 7000 E. 111th St.
  • Ward 26/All Precincts – Hillcrest Community Center, 10401 Hillcrest Road