Howard County, Missouri Elections


Registering is the first step to voting. You can check your registration status, update your registration, or register for the first time using the resources below.

How to Register or Update Your Registration

Who Can Register to Vote

Requirements for registering to vote:

  • You’re a U.S. citizen
  • You are a resident of Missouri
  • You are a resident of Howard County, Missouri
  • You’ll be at least 18 years old before or on election day
  • You are not in prison, not on probation or parole, and have not been convicted of a voting-related felony or misdemeanor
  • A court has not found you to be mentally incompetent


You may pre-register to vote if you are 17.5 years old, and meet all of the other eligibility requirements to vote. You will automatically be registered to vote on your 18th birthday.

When Should I Update My Registration?

You’ll need to update your registration when:

  • You move
  • You change your name
  • You haven’t voted in the past four years

The process to update your registration is the same as the process to register for the first time. You can update your registration online or by mail.

Deadline to Register or Update Your Registration

In Missouri, the deadline to register to vote is 4 weeks prior to election day. Check the election calendar for those important dates. Please register early!

What’s Confidential Voter Status?

Voters facing life-threatening situations may qualify for confidential voter status. For more information, contact the Safe at Home Program on the Missouri Secretary of State’s website.