It’s almost Missouri’s turn. The state’s presidential preference primary election is March 10.

Do you have questions about it? We have answers! Here’s everything you need to know before you cast your ballot in Missouri’s primary. 

Am I registered to vote?

Anyone who registered to vote by Feb. 12 can cast a ballot in the March 10 primary.

Registered voters are:

  • 18 or older (or will be 18 by the Nov. 3 general election)
  • U.S. Citizens
  • Missouri residents

You can check your voter registration online to confirm you’re OK to cast a ballot March 10.

What’s on the ballot?

Presidential candidates. That’s it.

The March 10 primary is only for the presidential primary. The primary on state and local candidates and issues will be Aug. 4.

Voters must select one party’s ballot. The established parties in Missouri are:

  • Republican
  • Democratic
  • Libertarian
  • Green
  • Constitution

Where do Democratic candidates stand on the issues? Explore their stances on 9 topics

The candidates who will be on the Republican ballot are:

  • Donald Trump
  • Bob Ely
  • Bill Weld
  • Joe Walsh
  • Matthew John Matern

The candidates who will be on the Democratic ballot are:

  • Amy Klobuchar
  • Tom Steyer
  • Tulsi Gabbard
  • Leonard J. Steinman II
  • Cory Booker
  • Joseph R. Biden
  • Elizabeth Warren
  • Pete Buttigieg
  • Bernie Sanders
  • Velma Steinman
  • Henry Hewes
  • Andrew Yang
  • Roque De La Fuente
  • John K. Delaney
  • Julián Castro
  • Deval Patrick
  • Marianne Williamson
  • Michael Bennet
  • Michael R. Bloomberg
  • Steve Burke
  • Robby Wells
  • William C. (Bill) Haas

Democratic primary: Before the Iowa Caucus, we asked 10 local Democrats how they think they’ll vote in 2020. Here’s what they said.

The candidate who will be on the Libertarian ballot is:

The candidates who will be on the Green Party ballot are:

  • Howie Hawkins
  • Dario Hunter
  • David Rolde

The candidates who will be on the Constitution Party ballot are:

  • Don J. Grundmann
  • Don Blankenship

Each party’s ballot also has an uncommitted option. 

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When and where do I vote in person?

Polling places will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day.

If you are in line by 7 p.m., you are allowed to cast your vote, even after the polls close.

Where you vote depends on where you live. Find your polling place online through Missouri’s voter outreach center.

What do I bring to the polling place?

An acceptable form of ID. If you are a registered voter but do not have an acceptable ID, you can still vote, but your ballot will be provisional. 

Can I vote early?

No. There is no early voting in Missouri. However…

Can I vote absentee?

Yes — well, maybe. You have to provide a legal reason (i.e. you’ll be out of town on Election Day) and sign an affidavit.

Absentee voters can cast a ballot 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday through March 9 in person at the Greene County Clerk’s office at the Greene County Archives/Election Center at 1126 N. Boonville Ave. 

Homebound or out-of-town voters may also request a ballot by mail, either handwritten or from a fillable form found at the clerk’s office website. Those requests must be returned to and received by the clerk’s office no later than Feb. 26. 

Mailed ballots must then be notarized, mailed and received in the clerk’s office before 7 p.m. on Election Day. 

Questions about voter registration or absentee voting can be directed to the clerk’s office, 417-868-4060. 

Is accessible voting available?

Yes. Missouri offers:

  • Curbside voting
  • Accessible polling places
  • Accessible voting systems
  • Permanent absentee voting

Find out more on Missouri’s accessible voting options here

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