Election Day is November 6, 2018. If you aren’t currently registered to vote, it is important that you get registered by October 10, 2018 to be able to vote in November.
If you have recently moved to Eastern Jackson County from Kansas City – you will need to register with the Jackson County Election Board (JCEB). Kansas City is considered a separate jurisdiction and if you were registered there, your registration is not valid if you now live outside of Kansas City – in any other part of Jackson County.
You must be 18 by Election Day and a U.S. Citizen in order to register to vote. You will need to fill out a Missouri Voter Registration Application at the Jackson County Election Board (JCEB) office at 215 N. Liberty in Independence, at any Mid-Continent library, area license bureaus or most city halls. Or, you can print an application from the Secretary of State’s website and mail, fax or email your completed application to our office: https://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/goVoteMissouri/print.
One week before the election the JCEB will send you a poll notification card. This card will contain the name and address of your polling location. In addition, you may look up your polling location and sample ballot on our website at www.jcebmo.org. Polling locations are open from 6:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Election Day. Remember, if you are in line to vote at 7 p.m. you will be allowed to vote.
If you will be out of town and unable to vote on Election Day you may request an absentee ballot. You can come to our office to vote absentee or you can go to the JCEB website to request an absentee ballot. If you send your absentee ballot back in by mail, it will need to be notarized and notaries may not charge for this service.
Visit www.jcebmo.org to learn more about registering to vote, absentee voting, finding your polling place and sample ballot as well as other election-related information.