Vote 2020

Vote 2020

The Rep, we know how important it is that every person gets the opportunity to vote, so we’ve gathered information on your polling place, mail-in voting, finding a notary and much more.

Check out the resources below, and make your voice heard!

Voter Registration

Find out if you're registered: 

Register to vote:

  • Missouri Voter Registration 
    • Deadlines
    • Online: Wednesday, October 7
    • By mail: Postmarked by Wednesday, October 7
    • In person: Wednesday, October 7
  • Illinois Voter Registration 
    • Deadlines
    • Online: Sunday, October 18
    • By mail: Postmarked by Tuesday, October 6
    • In person: Tuesday, November 3*
    • Early voting: Sep. 24 - Nov. 2, but dates and hours may vary based on where you live

* In Illinois, you can register and vote on Election Day. Beginning Sunday, October 18 there will be a voter registration grace period. During this time, and up until Election Day, voters can register AND vote at their local election office, a permanent polling place, at early voting sites, and at any other designated locations.

Vote By Mail

Missouri Deadlines 

  • Request: Wednesday, October 21
  • Return by mail: Received by Tuesday, November 3
  • Return in person: Tuesday, November 3 by 7:00 p.m.

Obtaining Your Missouri Ballot:

  • Absentee 
  • Mail-in Ballots
  • Find a notary 
    • Check your local library for dates they are providing free notary services
    • More resources for notaries click here
  • For more information about voting absentee or by mail, check out this palm card from the Missouri Voter Protection Coalition: 

Illinois Deadlines

  • Request: Thursday, October 29
  • Return by mail: Postmarked by Tuesday, November 3

Obtaining Your Illinois Ballot 
 

Vote in Person on Tuesday November 3 - 6:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Missouri

Show one of the forms of acceptable identification and sign the poll book 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. Visit this website for more information. 

Where to go:

 

Illinois
What to bring:

  • If you've voted in Illinois before, you don't need to provide ID to vote.
  • If you're a first-time voter who registered by mail, and didn't provide your driver's license number, state ID number, last 4 digits of your Social Security number, or a copy of a current ID or government document that shows your name and address when you registered, you'll need to provide one of these when you vote. You can use (i) a copy of a current and valid photo identification, (ii) a copy of a lease or contract for residence, student ID & mail addressed to your residence, or (iii) a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows your name and address.
  • Voters without ID: If you are unable to provide ID, you will be able to vote a provisional ballot. After voting provisionally, you will be told how to submit additional proof of registration to the election authority. The additional information must be received by the election authority no later than the close of business on the Tuesday following the election.

Where to go: 

What to do if you're not Allowed to Vote

  • Call the National Election Project Hotline and file a complaint: 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683).
  • You can also call your Local Election Office if you need general help with voter registration, early voting, vote by mail, voter ID requirements, etc.

What are the key races in Missouri?

  • U.S. President
  • U.S. House: All 8 seats
  • Governor: Incumbent Mike Parsons (R) vs. Nicole Galloway (D)
  • Lieutenant Governor: Incumbent Mike Kehoe (R) vs. Alissia Canady (D)
  • Attorney General: Incumbent Eric Schmitt (R) vs. Rich Finneran (D)
  • Secretary of State: Incumbent Jay Ashcroft (R) vs. Yinka Faleti (D)
  • State Senate: 17 of 34 seat
  • State House of Representatives: All 163 seats
  • Amendment 3 regarding redistricting, lobbying and campaign finance

What are the key races in Illinois?

  • U.S. President
  • U.S. Senate: Incumbent Richard J. Durbin (D) vs. Mark C. Curran Jr. (R)
  • U.S. House: All 18 seats 
  • State Senate: 20 of 59 seats
  • State House: All 118 seats
  • Ballot initiative to change the state’s flat income tax to a graduated income tax
     

Other Resources