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Missouri’s voter registration deadline arrives Wednesday

Applies to new voters, name and address changes
KCMO Elections
Posted at 7:45 PM, Oct 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-06 23:45:57-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Missouri residents who plan to vote in the November election have until 5 p.m. Wednesday to register.

The deadline applies to those who have never registered to vote, as well as residents who have changed their addresses or names.

And it’s a common mistake Holly Nichol said people make, which prevents them from voting.

“People may not know that you need to re-register every time you move or have changed your name,” said Nichol, Kansas City's team leader for HeadCount. “Even if you’ve been registered for a while, it’s possible you’ve been removed from the voter roll so it’s always good to double-check that you are still registered.”

Missouri offers online voter registration, but hard-copy applications also can be filled out and brought to the election office. Residents can register in person as well.

41 Action News met Sean Ocasio at Union Station. He checked his voter registration status and drove to the Kansas City Board of Elections office to fix a mistake.

“I wanted to make sure I got it done properly because I want to make sure my voice is heard,” he said.

In Kansas City, within Jackson County, most libraries offer in-person voting registration.

Voters can check the status of their voter registration by visiting the Secretary of State’s website.