St. Louis County Board of Elections


Find answers to some of our most frequently asked questions below. If you still need help, visit our Contact Page to get in touch.

Registering to Vote

How do I register to vote?

In order to register to vote, Missourians must submit a completed voter registration application to their local election authority. This can be done online, in person, or by mail.

Please learn more at our page: Registration.

What is the deadline for registering to vote in an election?

The deadline to register is March 10, 2021. Find more important deadlines at our Election Calendar page.

Am I registered to vote?

Please visit the Missouri State voter portal to learn if you are registered: Registration Lookup. You can also contact us to learn if you are registered.

What to Expect on Election Day

What do I need to bring with me?

Missouri law provides multiple identification options. For more information, view acceptable IDs. 

Where do I vote?

Voters in Saint Louis County may vote at any polling place. To find the nearest polling place, please use our polling place lookup tool on our in-person voting page: How to Vote In Person.

When does my polling place open?

Polling places open at 6:00 a.m. and remain open until 7:00 p.m. Those individuals arriving after the polling place has closed will not be allowed to vote. However, those individuals in line at 7:00 p.m. will be allowed to vote.

Where can I see a sample ballot?

Please find a description of this year’s candidates and issues as well as a link to sample ballots on our page: What’s On the Ballot.

How to Vote

What is absentee voting?

Absentee voting is different from voting by mail. Absentee voters can return their ballots in-person, by mail, or by a close relative. However, not everyone is eligible for absentee voting. Learn more at our page: Absentee Voting.

I need help when I vote.

Please visit our Accessible Voting page to learn about your options.

Additional Resources