Ways to Get Registered to Vote

Your Vote Matters! Your Vote Always Counts! 

Out of state students may register as a Missouri voter if they have a current Missouri address and have no present intent to leave.  Residence Halls are considered valid local addresses since that is where a student spends most of the year and engages in community activities.  Given this, students have the right to register and vote in Springfield / Greene County, Missouri.  

Register to vote in-person

Complete a new Missouri voter registration card, name or address change at the following Missouri State University, Springfield campus locations:

Office of Public Affairs Support
Meyer Library 202-J
Located at the far northwest corner of the 2nd floor, closest to Glass Hall.
Phone: 417-836-8832

Center for Community Engagement
Plaster Student Union, room 131

Register to vote online

Missouri Secretary of State Office - Missouri residents only.  You may complete your voter registration form online, but must have the ability to sign your name via a writable tablet, phone or other touchscreen device. 

To register to vote in another state, an easy resource to utilize is U.S. Vote Foundation.

Absentee voting

Student's have the choice to register and vote from their permanent home address, whether it be in Missouri or out of state.  If  casting a Missouri ballot outside of Greene County, MO an absentee ballot must be requested from the proper county's election authority.  It is against the law to vote in more than one location. 

Look-up your Missouri local election authority

To request an absentee ballot outside of Missouri, contact that election authority directly or an easy resource to utilize is U.S. Vote Foundation.

Voter engagement resources

Access Missouri information here on how to vote, accessible voting and absentee voting procedures.

Missouri Voter ID Requirements

Digital resources for bi-partisan information on ballot issues and candidates as well as easy tools to keep civically engaged throughout the year.