Voter Registration Day in KC

The low-down on when, where, and how to register to vote in KC.

Flags at Liberty Memorial in Kansas City, MO.

Exercise your civic responsibility.

Photo by Susan Pulley

National Voter Registration Day is coming up this Tues., Sept. 20. This day helps citizens ensure they are eligible to vote in upcoming elections (cough cough, like the state and federal general election on Tues., Nov. 8). Nearly 4.7 million voters have registered to vote on the holiday to date.

To help get you in the spirit,, we’ve put together the must-know’s about registering locally in Kansas City. Don’t worry, we have you covered on the MO + KS sides.


Missourians + Kansans must be registered at least 30 days before Election Day. If you’re planning to vote in the general election, you must be registered by Wed., Oct. 12 in Missouri, and Tues., Oct. 18, in Kansas.


On National Voter Registration Day, several local organizations and offices will be available to help you get registered:


If you are planning to register at one of these events — make sure you bring the required proof of identity.

Missouri + Kansas:

  • Nonexpired Missouri or Kansas Driver’s license
  • Nonexpired Missouri or Kansas nondriver’s license
  • Any photo identification issued by the US Armed Forces, or the US Department of Veteran Affairs, that is not expired or does not expire.

Find more information about registration requirements here.

If you can’t make it to an in-person event, you can still register to vote or update your voter registration online.

Know that you’re registered to vote but unsure of where to go from there? Find out your polling location, hours, and absentee information here for Missouri + here for Kansas.

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