Vote in the Missouri Primary Election – August 2, 2022

MISSOURI IS HOLDING ITS DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY ON AUGUST 2 – MAKE SURE YOUR VOICE IS HEARD!

What elections are there in Missouri? What am I voting for?

Missouri will hold a Democratic Primary on August 2 for US Representatives and US Senate as well as your State Representatives and State Senators. The winners of these Democratic primary races will go up against the Republicans in the November 8, 2022 General Election.

All Missouri overseas voters can vote in these crucial races.

In the US Senate race, we have an excellent opportunity to gain a new Democratic seat as Republican Roy Blunt is retiring. And think of the progress Missouri could make in education, health, climate change, and so many other areas if we elect more Democrats to the Missouri State Legislature. 

And please vote your full ballot, Missouri state elections are hugely important! State government is responsible for voting and state policies regarding climate change, abortion and reproductive rights, education, healthcare, net neutrality, student loans, and more that affect us no matter where we go around the world.

Note: If you’re an overseas voter who’s never resided in Missouri , you may vote for your US Representative and US Senator, but you aren’t eligible to vote in Missouri state elections.


1) Register to Vote and Request Your Ballot Today

It's easy to request your ballot. And your ballot request covers all elections in 2022, so send the form in now and ensure your ballot for the August 2th Primary and for the November 8th General election.

Go to www.votefromabroad.org and follow the prompts to fill out the form to request your ballot, the Federal Post Card Application form (FPCA). (If needed, it will also serve as a voter registration.) To ensure you receive your ballot in time, please check the box on the FPCA to have your blank ballot sent to you by “Email/Online” or “Fax”.

You can send in your FPCA to your local election office in Missouri by email (recommended) or fax or mail. 

To vote in the August 2 Primary, your form must be received by July 29.

*Special Deadline to Register to Vote Using the Backup Ballot:
If you opt to use the Backup Ballot (the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot or FWAB) and also use it to register to vote, your Backup Ballot must be sent in by mail and it must be received by July 5. (Members of the military may submit their ballots electronically.)


2) When You Get Your Ballot, Fill It Out and Send It Back Right Away

Ballots will start going out on June 18, 2022. If you asked for your ballot by email, be sure to check your spam folder and any secondary inboxes.

When you get your ballot, fill it out and send it back away. You must return your ballot by mail. And your voted ballot must be postmarked by August 2 AND received in Missouri by August 5. 

*Special Ballot Return Rules for Military Overseas Voters:
Active duty military members may return their ballots by email, fax, or online upload. Ballots returned electronically must be received in Missouri by August 2, 2022.


3) Confirm That Your Ballot Was Accepted and Counted

After you send in your ballot, make sure your vote is counted!

You can check your ballot status online using https://movotesportal.sos.mo.gov/movotes/voter/login.aspx

You may need to use a VPN to connect to this website. For more information about how to use a VPN, please click here.

Or, you can email or call your local election office directly. You can find the contact information at: www.votefromabroad.org/states/MO; scroll down to "Find Your Election Office"


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