"It's not the hand that signs the laws that holds the destiny of America. It's the hand that casts the ballot." - Harry S. Truman
To register by mail in Missouri, download and print this form to mail to your local election authority listed below. Missouri Voter Registration Form
Visit the Jackson County Election Board (address below) if you live in Jackson County outside of Kansas City to register to vote.
Visit the Kansas City Election Board (address below) if you live in Kansas City, Missouri.
In order to be eligible to vote you must be registered at your current home address by the 4th Wednesday prior to the election in which you wish to vote. Registration does not follow you when you move. You must make the effort to notify the election authority of your change of address.
PRIMARY ELECTION - August 2, 2022
GENERAL ELECTION - November 8, 2022
The opening date to file a declaration of candidacy for the primary election is Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at 8 a.m. (last Tuesday in February prior to the election, RSMo 115.349.2)
Candidacy declarations must be filed in person at the County Legislative Clerk's office in Kansas City:
Jackson County Courthouse
415 E. 12th Street
Legislative Clerk's Office (2nd Floor)
Kansas City, Missouri 64106
The deadline for filing declaration of candidacy is Tuesday, March 29, 2022 at 5 p.m. (last Tuesday in March prior to the election, RSMo 115.349.1)
Any person who has filed a declaration of candidacy for nomination and wishes to withdraw as a candidate shall file a written sworn statement of withdrawal in the County Clerk's Office.
Withdrawal deadline for the August 2, 2022 Primary Election is Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 5 p.m. (11th Tuesday prior to the primary election per 115.359.1 RSMo.)
Withdrawal deadline for the November 8, 2022 General Election is Tuesday, August 23, 2022 at 5 p.m. (11th Tuesday prior to the general election per 115.359.1 RSMo.)
The ballot position will be determined by the date and time the candidate files his/her declaration of candidacy.
Each member of the legislature shall be a qualified voter in Jackson County for at least three years preceding his or her election, and a resident in his or her district for at least one year preceding his or her nomination.
The executive shall be a qualified voter in the county and shall have been domiciled in the county for at least three years before assuming office.
A committeeperson shall be a registered voter and a resident of the county and committee district from which he/she is elected for one year next before his/her election.
The filing fee for County Legislature and County Executive is $50.00
The filing fee for committeeman or committeewoman is $25.00
It is the responsibility of each candidate to file the proper campaign disclosure reports covering the election cycle. These reports, deadlines and instructional materials are available from each election authority. For more information, contact:
Kansas City Election Board
30 W. Pershing Road, Suite 2800
Kansas City, Missouri 64108
Jackson County Election Board
P.O. Box 296
Independence, Missouri 64051
It is also necessary to file a personal disclosure report with the Missouri Ethics Commission, P. O. Box 1370, Jefferson City, MO 65102. Forms are available at https://mec.mo.gov/ or by contacting the Missouri Ethics Commission at 1-800-392-8660.
Filings can be electronically filed, mailed or hand delivered. This only pertains to candidates filing for County Legislator or County Executive.