FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do I need ID to vote?

ACCEPTABLE FORMS OF VOTER ID

Show one of the forms of acceptable identification to obtain your ballot:

  • Identification issued by the state of Missouri, an agency of the state, or a local election authority of the state;
  • Identification issued by the United States government or agency thereof;
  • Identification issued by an institution of higher education, including a university, college, vocational and technical school, located within the state of Missouri; or
  • A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check or other government document that contains the name and address of the voter.

If you do not possess any of these forms of identification, but are a registered voter, you may cast a provisional ballot.

Your provisional ballot will count if: (1) you return to your polling place on Election Day with a photo ID; or (2) the signature on your provisional ballot envelope is determined by your local election authority to match the signature on your voter registration record.

2. Where do I vote?

If you are registered to vote, you may be able to find your polling place at our Voter Information Lookup.

You can only vote at your assigned polling place or, if there is a problem at your assigned polling place, you may be eligible to vote at the central polling place. Verifying your assigned polling place with your local election authority prior to Election Day will help to eliminate potential complications.

3. 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.

4. Where can I see a sample ballot?

Sample ballots are located on the main Camden County Clerk’s page and are updated for each upcoming election.

6. I need help when I vote. What are my options?

Curbside Voting

If you have limited mobility you may be able to vote “curbside” or outside the polling place. You should go to your polling place and ask someone to go in and ask poll workers to bring a ballot out to you. The poll workers should bring you a ballot within a reasonable period of time.

Accessible Voting Systems

Every polling place must have an accessible voting system for individuals with disabilities including audiovisual accessibility. Accessible systems include an audio ballot to make selections or the ability to enlarge text so that you can read the on-screen ballot with ease.  You can view approved voting systems at http://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/qualsystems.

Permanent Absentee Voting

If you have a permanent physical disability you may request to be placed on a designated list so that your local election authority can automatically mail an absentee ballot application directly to you prior to each election. You will need to make this request with the county clerks office

Personal Assistance

If you cannot read or write, are blind or have another physical disability and cannot vote your ballot, you may choose to bring in a person to help you vote. Your assistant does not have to be over the age of 18 or have to be a registered voter. Additionally, a bipartisan team of poll workers can assist you upon request.

7. How can I find out election results?

You can view current election night results and archived election night results on the main Camden County Clerk’s page.  Results will be updated as quickly as possible.

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

In order to be registered to vote in an election, you need to be registered by normal close of business of any public building where registration is allowed, whichever is later, on the fourth Wednesday prior to the election. If registering by mail, your voter registration must be postmarked on the fourth Wednesday prior to the election. If you register after such time, you will be registered to vote in subsequent elections.