Register to Vote / Update Your Voter Registration

You can register to vote or update your voter registration at any Kansas City Public Library location.

You can register to vote if:

  • You'll be 18 by the time of the next election
  • You're a US citizen
  • You're a Missouri resident

You need to re-register to vote if:

  • you move
  • you change your name
  • complete a felony sentence

There are 3 ways to register or re-register to vote:

  1. In person with a Voter Registrar at any KCPL location (recommend to call in advance to confirm Registrar is available). This registers you immediately.
  1. Mail a postcard. All KCPL locations have postcards that you can mail yourself. 
  1. Register to vote online in Missouri. Fill out a registration form online, then print and mail it in.

You must provide proof of identification to register to vote.

Acceptable forms of ID are:

  • ID issued by the state of Missouri, an agency of the state, or a local election authority of the state
  • ID issued by the United States government or agency thereof
  • ID issued by an institution of higher education, including a university, college, vocational or technical school located within the state of Missouri
  • A copy of a utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that contains the name and current address of the voter
  • Driver's license or state ID card issued by another state
  • Other ID approved by the Secretary of State of Missouri

For complete information about voting in the Kansas City area, please visit your county's election board website.