Voting in Boone County

General Information

To Register to vote:

  • Only voters registered in Boone County by the 4th Wednesday prior to an election are eligible to vote in that election.
  • See the Boone County Clerk’s page for absentee voting information and deadlines.
  • To initiate the voter registration process online, use the County Clerk’s form.  Filling out the online form will just generate a PDF that you still have to print, sign and mail (until/unless the process is made fully online), but it is still best if you register this way, instead of filling out a printed registration card, because it eliminates a lot of handwriting-related and other unnecessary errors.
  • Remember: Missouri has an open primary, so you need not “register” as a party member in order to take a primary ballot to vote in that party’s primary.
  • Boone County Clerk Voter Registration Q&A
  • Boone County Voter Registration Search – reveals your districts (state legislative districts, city wards etc.) and your polling place, with a map
  • Boone County Clerk Address Change form
  • Map showing city wards of Columbia

Voting Information for College Students

When Voting:

If you are registered to vote, you can vote. Be sure to have your information up to date (e.g., address) with the County Clerk so that you can go to the correct polling place.

As of June 1, 2017, there are several options for showing identification when you appear at your polling place. Here is a link to information provided by the Missouri Secretary of State:

More links on voting and elections can be found in the right sidebar.

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