In-person absentee voting begins today in Kansas City, Missouri

Union Station polling location is open
KCMO Elections
Posted at 6:50 AM, Sep 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-22 12:14:26-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — In-person absentee voting begins today for Kansas City, Missouri, residents within Jackson County, with six weeks to go until the general election on Nov. 3.

Absentee voting will be available in Suite 100 on Level B of Union Station from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday starting Tuesday.

Absentee voting is also open the Saturday before each election from 8:00 a.m. to noon. The deadline to vote absentee in-person is 5:00 p.m. the Monday before each Election Day.

Sept. 22 also marks National Voter Registration Day, with that deadline in Missouri on Tuesday, Oct. 7.

Absentee and mail-in ballots are also going out to eligible voters who meet the following requirements starting today:

  • Will be absent from a voting jurisdiction on Election Day
  • Are incapacitated or confined due to illness or physical disability, or caring for an incapacitated person*
  • Are restricted by religious belief or practice
  • Are employed by an election authority
  • Are incarcerated, but have retained all your voting qualification
  • Are a participant in the Missouri SAFE at home program
  • Have contracted or am in an at-risk category for contracting or transmitting COVID-19 (available for the remainder of 2020 elections only)

At-risk voters are individuals who:

  • Are 65 years of age or older
  • Live in a long-term care facility
  • Have a serious heart conditions
  • Are immunocompromised
  • Have liver disease
  • Have chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma
  • Have chronic kidney disease and are undergoing dialysis
  • Have diabetes

In Kansas, voters must be registered 21 days before Election Day, or have their registration postmarked 21 days before.

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