Election Dates

2020 Missouri Election Calendar

 

Official
Election Day

Style of Election

Last Day to
Register to Vote

First Day for
Candidate Filing

Last Day for
Candidate Filing

Final Certification
Date

February 4, 2020

 

Bond elections may be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in February but no other issue shall be included on the ballot for such election.

January 8, 2020

October 15, 2019
[Jurisdictions in
Kansas City begin filing
October 22, 2019]

November 19, 2019

November 26, 2019

March 3, 2020
(see local charter)

Charter cities and charter counties ONLY

February 5, 2020

November 12, 2019
[Jurisdictions in
Kansas City begin filing
November 19, 2019]

December 17, 2019

December 24, 2019

March 10, 2020

Presidential Preference
Primary

February 12, 2020

November 26, 2019

December 24, 2019

December 31, 2019

April 7, 2020

General Municipal Election
Day

March 11, 2020

December 17, 2019
[Jurisdictions in
Kansas City begin filing
December 24, 2019]

January 21, 2020

January 28, 2020

August 4, 2020

Primary Election

July 8, 2020

February 25, 2020

March 31, 2020

May 26, 2020

November 3, 2020

General Election

October 7, 2020

July 14, 2020
[Jurisdictions in
Kansas City begin filing
July 21, 2020]

August 18, 2020*

August 25, 2020

 

*Opening and closing of filing for jurisdictions authorized to elect directors in November, such as 911 & Emergency Services directors.

[Bracketed dates apply to any jurisdiction partially or wholly located in Kansas City, Missouri.]

Statutory References (RSMo)
Official Election Day §§ 115.121, 115.123
Style of Election §§ 115.121, 115.123
Last Day to Register  § 115.135.1
First Day to File §§ 115.127.5, 115.329.1, 115.349.2, 115.761
Last Day to File §§ 115.127.5, 115.329.1, 115.349.1
Final Certification Date    §§ 115.125, 115.387, 115.401, 116.240

 

Presidential Preference Primary Election March 10, 2020

For the 2020 Election Cycle, the Presidential Preference Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, March 10, 2020. The filing period for candidates for the Presidential Preference Primary from Missouri's established political parties begins at 8:00 a.m. on November 26, 2019 and ends at 5:00 p.m. on December 24, 2019 (Sections 115.123 and 115.755, RSMo.).

However, primary voters may select only one party's ballot. Voters who do not wish to give a political party preference may request an issues only ballot, if one is available in that particular jurisdiction.

The 5 established parties in Missouri are: Republican, Democratic, Libertarian, Constitution, and Green.

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