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Registering To Vote

Reasons to Register to Vote In Boone County, Not Elsewhere

  • Sometimes absentee voting does not work (example: a student receives her absentee ballot the day AFTER an election).
  • In the best of circumstances, absentee voting is inconvenient and involves additional steps and may involve the use of a notary.
  • Even if you won't live here forever, or plan to move straight back to your hometown in a year, you live here now and future students will live here for years to come.
  • Our local voting official in Boone County (our county clerk) is excellent and professional. Your vote will be counted here.

If you do opt for an absentee ballot, make sure you know the other jurisdiction's procedures and deadlines, and allow plenty of extra time to allow for the inevitable glitches, if you want your vote to count. See the "Every State Votes Differently" section of this guide for a few examples of state-by-state differences.

The Best Way to Register In Boone County

  • Use the online voter registration at
  • Note: This is NOT a simple online form. The signature part of the form makes it a two-part process. You fill out the form and then you click Next Step, for options.  Easiest may be to print out the form, sign it, scan it, and email it to the clerk's office.
  • Your registration counts as a "New Registration," not an address change, if you were previously registered in another state or even another county in Missouri.
  • There have been some problems for some voters who used the TurboVote third-party app to register. To be absolutely safe, use the above link, which goes directly to the Boone County Clerk.