Your Polling Place May Have Changed!
The Kansas City Election Board wants to alert voters that their polling place may have changed. Due to redistricting earlier this year, new ward and precinct lines have been created, causing more than 65 precincts to be re-assigned to new polling locations throughout Kansas City.
In July, all registered voters in Kansas City received new voter ID cards noting their new polling place. An Election Notice Card will also be mailed out before the November election to remind voters of their polling location. KCEB is encouraging voters to check their polling location on the card to make sure they are heading to the correct poll on Election Day. Voters can also visit the KCEB website at www.kceb.org and "Check Your Voter Status," which provides a map of their polling location.
In-person absentee voting began Tuesday, September 25 and ends at 5 p.m. November 5. Voters wishing to vote absentee may come to the Kansas City Election Board Office, 30 West Pershing Road, Suite 610, Kansas City, MO 64108. Voters must bring identification with them when voting in person.
Registered voters may also vote absentee by mail by downloading the absentee ballot application at www.kceb.org or calling 842-4820 to request an application. Applications must be received by KCEB no later than 5 p.m. Wednesday, October 31.
Kansas City registered voters who are eligible to vote absentee and qualify for one of the following five reasons:
1)Will be absent from the voting jurisdiction on Election Day
2)Are incapacitated or confined due to illness or physical disability, or caring for an incapacitated person
3)Are restricted by religious belief or practice
4)Are employed by an election authority
5)Are incarcerated, but have retained all voting qualifications
Absentee voting hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and on Saturday, November 3, 8:00 a.m. - noon.
Five absentee satellite polls opened October 15 and will operate until 5 p.m. on Monday, November 5 at the following locations:
Brush Creek Community Center
3801 Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevard
Center High School
8715 Holmes Road
Hillcrest Community Center
10401 Hillcrest Road
6000 Wilson Road
Wornall Road Baptist Church
400 W. Meyer Boulevard
Hours of operation:
Monday-Thursday 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Fridays 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Saturdays 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Saturday, 11/3 8:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. (Election Board Office Only; other locations will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
On Election Day, voters may present several forms of identification including:
1) Missouri or out of state driver's license
2) Local, State or Federal government issued I.D. (employee, passport, social security card, military, etc.)
3) Missouri higher education I.D. (college or university)
4) Local election authority issued I.D.
5) Current bank statement, utility bill, government or other paycheck, or government document containing the voter's name and current address
Photo identification is Not Required to vote in Missouri.
Provisional Voting occurs in federal or congressional elections. It allows voters whose names are not found in the precinct rosters to vote a special ballot. The voter completes the top section of the yellow provisional ballot envelope. Fourteen days after the election, the voter calls the number on the tear-off flap to find out if the ballot was counted. For a provisional ballot to count, the registered voter must vote at his/her correct polling location.