May 16, 2020

By Corey Dillon
Director Jackson County Election Board

The General Municipal Election originally scheduled for April 7, 2020 was rescheduled for Tuesday, June 2, 2020 and will take place as planned. Some things to keep in mind for the upcoming election are:

Registered voters in eastern Jackson County should have received their “Voter Notification Card” in the mail around the first week of May. This card is a valid ID for voting purposes. In addition, this card can also be used as one of the IDs necessary for obtaining a REAL ID driver license. The REAL ID driver license is what will be required starting October 1, 2021 to board a commercial plane or to enter a federal building. Please keep this card!

Registered voters in eastern Jackson County can expect to receive a letter from the Jackson County Election Board about one week before the June 2, 2020 Election Day. This letter will replace our traditional “poll notification card” postcard and will include the voter’s polling place information, address, directions, and other information about the upcoming election. Please be on the lookout for this letter.

Voters are encouraged to check their registration status, find their polling place information and look at their sample ballot by visiting the Jackson County Election Board website at This feature is available on our website before every election and we encourage voters to become familiar with it.

Voters who will be unable to get to their poll on Election Day may request an absentee ballot. Information about how to do this is also on our website. For a ballot to be mailed to a voter, we must receive the request no later than May 20, 2020. Voters may also vote absentee at the Jackson County Election Board office at 215 N. Liberty, Independence from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday. Our office will also be open on Saturday, May 30 from 8:30 a.m. until 12:00 noon for absentee voting.

The Jackson County Election Board has taken measures to protect both the voters and our poll workers on Election Day. Poll workers will wear masks and gloves. Poll workers and voters will have easy access to hand sanitizer, surfaces will be disinfected regularly, distancing will be enforced, and voters will be given a pen to use and keep instead of an “I VOTED” sticker. In addition, voters may choose to vote “curbside” instead of coming inside to vote.

We are always eager to welcome new poll workers. If you are interested in working at a poll for the August or November elections, please contact us! Additional information can be found on our website at

It is our pleasure to serve the voters of eastern Jackson County.