The midterm elections will be on Nov. 8. In order to vote, you must register by Oct. 12 if you are voting in Missouri, and Oct. 18 if you are voting in Kansas. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

With the midterm elections right around the corner, those who plan to cast a ballot in the Nov. 8 election will need to first register before heading to their closest polling station.

In Kansas, voters will be electing a new governor, new congressional representatives, new state legislators, school boards, and other local issues. In Missouri, voters will be weighing in on legalizing recreational marijuana, approving funding for the Kansas City Police Department, electing a new senator, and other local issues.

Locally, The Community Voice has compiled a list of where voters can register ahead of the midterm elections and what information is needed at the site.

In order to vote in the midterms, Missouri residents must be registered by Wednesday, Oct. 12.  Voters in Kansas have until Tuesday, Oct. 18.

You must be at least 18 years old by Nov. 8, and a U.S. citizen, in order to vote in the election.

These locations will be holding registration drives for anyone who would like to register to vote:

– Most Kansas City Public Library locations will be registration sites during their normal operating hours. 

– City agencies such as the Kansas City Health Department, City Clerk’s Office, and Kansas City Election Board headquarters will all be able to register new voters during their normal operating hours.
– Registration drives will continue all month. You can check the event calendar for registration drives close to you. 

How to register: 

If you are voting in Missouri, you can:

register online through the Missouri Secretary of State’s website. 

– register at your local election office in person.

print an application and mail it to your election office.

– request an application be mailed to you.

You can find more information about your local election offices and check your voting status at the Kansas City Board of Elections website. 

If you are voting in Kansas, you can: 

– Register online if you have a valid Kansas driver’s license or state ID card. 

– You can print an application and mail it to your county’s election board. – You can register in person by visiting a registration site in the county you reside. Information on registration opportunities is on Johnson County’s website and Wyandotte County’s website.

What you need to register:

In Missouri, you may be asked to provide a driver’s license number or a Social Security number on your registration application. However, both of these are optional.

In Kansas, you must have a Kansas driver’s license or non-driving ID to register online. If you do not have an ID or have an out-of-state ID you will have to fill out an application and submit it with the last four digits of your Social Security number.

Jacob Martin covered news that focuses on housing and equality issues in Kansas City. Prior to joining our team, he worked as a general assignments reporter with KCUR in Kansas City. A Louisville, Kentucky...