Kansas City is authorized by State Statute to have its own Election Board because it meets the requirements of a city that has more than 300,000 residents and is situated in more than one county.
The remaining area of Jackson County outside of the city limits of Kansas City was approved by legislation, signed by the Governor in 1917, to have an Election Board of Commissioners for this jurisdiction’s election authority.
In the week prior to each election, postcards with the poll building name and address are mailed to the registered voters in the precincts that have races or issues on the ballot. Six weeks prior to an election, the poll location and a sample ballot will be available on our website under our voter look-up section.
Each election, the Election Board reviews the ballot items, anticipates voter turnout, and consolidates precincts to a poll where those precincts are all voting on the same items. Voters need to read the poll notification postcards closely for each election.
You will only be allowed to vote at the poll location that has been assigned to you. This poll will have the correct ballot items for the voting districts of your residence.
All polls in Missouri open at 6:00 am and close at 7:00 pm. Any one inside or in line at the poll at 7:00 pm will be allowed to vote.
JCEB strives to use poll locations that are accessible to all voters. In every poll, special equipment is available to aid a visually-impaired person to vote. Assistance by someone accompanying the voter or by an election official can be requested.
If a voter can be driven, but it is a hardship to go into the poll, the driver can go in and request “curb-side assistance” for the voter. Election officials will bring all that is needed to the voter in the automobile.
If a voter, including their caregiver, cannot go to the poll, an “absentee ballot” can be requested. Click here for more information about voting absentee.
Missouri Election law does not provide for early voting, but does allow “absentee” voting for specific reasons. Click here for more information about voting absentee.
Yes, as long as all voting requirements are met and Jackson County Election Board receives the ballot by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day.
Absentee ballots are held in their sealed envelopes until Election Day, when they are opened and tabulated by election officials.
Election Law states that before a voter can be given a ballot, the voter must present one of the following forms of identification:
Click here to see our ID Requirements List.