While the field has narrowed, Democrats are a long way from finalizing their candidate, and Missouri is holding primaries for Republicans, Libertarian, Constitution and Green Parties.
While there is only one candidate on the Libertarian ballot, there are three Green Party candidates, two Constitution party candidates, and four Republican candidates.
While the number of Democratic candidates still in the race may have narrowed considerably, the names of 20 candidates remain on the ballot.
Since Missouri’s primaries are open, you do not have to declare your party affiliation ahead of time.
Just show up to your polling place and ask for the party ballot you want. That means if you want to voice your opinion in the Republican Party primary, and you’re a Democrat, you can.
Or if you’re a Republican who wants to vote in the Democratic primary, you can do that too.
Missouri Democrats have 68 pledged and 10 super delegates. Republicans have 54 delegates. To win the Democratic presidential nomination, a candidate needs 1991 pledged delegates. At press time, California is still counting, but the race is pretty close and likely to get closer when California is finalized. Right now Biden has 466 delegates and Sanders has 501.
With the field narrowed, and Biden and Sanders basically left to battle neck-to-neck, every pledged delegate matters. That’s why, post-Super Tuesday, it’s more important – not less important – to vote your interest.
Voting Time and Locations
The polls are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. If you can, you might want to avoid peak voting hours: before and after work and during lunch.
If you’re not sure where to vote, The Missouri Secretary of State’s website might be helpful. Go to https://voteroutreach.sos.mo.gov/PRD/VoterOutreach/VOSearch.aspx. Enter your zip code and address, and they’ll give you your voting location.
Valid identification for voting in Missouri are:
Identification issued by the state of Missouri, an agency of the state or a local election authority of the state.
Identification issued by the United States government or agency thereof.
Identification issued by an institution of higher education, including a university, college, vocational and technical school, located within the state of Missouri.
A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check or other government document that contains the name and address of the voter.
If you do not possess any of these forms of identification, but are a registered voter, you may cast a provisional ballot. If you cast a provisional ballot, you will receive a stub from your provisional ballot envelope with instructions on how to verify that your provisional ballot is counted.