Wednesday, Oct. 10, is the deadline to register to vote in the General Election.

As the old saying goes, if you don’t vote, you can’t complain.

To keep your right to complain after the Nov. 6 General Election, you have to be registered to vote in Missouri by Wednesday. Missourians who haven’t done it yet, there are a few options, according to the Missouri Secretary of State’s office.

Mail-in: The voter registration application can be found at The PDF application, under “Register to Vote,” should be printed out and mailed in at the addresses available on the site. The registration must by postmarked by Oct. 10.

In person: Voters can register in person at the county clerk’s office. Those offices can be found at

Voters also can register at any license fee office or state agency providing a service to the public, such as WIC, or state social services.

Requirements: To register, voters must be 18 years of age by election day (Nov. 6), and provide verification of their name and address. According to the secretary of state’s office, acceptable identification includes:

• Birth certificate.

• Valid Missouri driver’s license.

• Native American tribal document.

• Other proof of U.S. citizenship.

• ID issued by the federal or [Missouri] state government or local election authority.

• ID issued by a public or private state institution of higher education.

• Copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check.

• Other document that contains the name and address of the voter.

• Driver’s license or state ID card issued by another state.

Secretary of State’s spokesperson Stacie Temple said about 4.1 million Missourians are registered to vote.

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