The deadline to register for the Nov. 6 general election is Wednesday.
Residents who are already registered to vote don’t have to register, but those who have moved to Eastern Jackson County from another state or from another county in Missouri need to do so. Because Kansas City and the rest of the Jackson County have separate election boards, anyone who has moved to Eastern Jackson County from the Kansas City also needs to register.
Anyone who has moved within Eastern Jackson County recently needs to fill out a change of address with the Jackson County Election Board.
Eastern Jackson County residents have several ways to register:
• Go to the Election Board office at 215 N. Liberty Street in Independence. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• In Blue Springs, residents can register at City Hall, the Parks and Recreation Department office, the utility billing office, the Mid-Continent Public Library North branch and the Blue Springs license bureau.
• Grain Valley has two registration locations: City Hall and the Mid-Continent Public Library.
• Permanent registration sites in Independence include the North and South branches of the Mid-Continent Public Library, the Midwest Genealogy Center, the Trails West branch of the Kansas City Public Library, the Independence license bureau, the Jackson County Division of Family Services, the Jackson County Health Department and the Missouri Division of Economic Security.
• Residents can also download a Missouri voter registration application by visiting https://www.jcebmo.org/voter-information/registration/. Fill out the form and take it to the election board office in person or mail it to Jackson County Election Board, P.O. Box 296, Independence, Mo. 64051. It has to be postmarked no later than Wednesday, Oct. 10.
To register to vote, you must be 18 by election day and a U.S. citizen. If you have a prior felony conviction, you must be off parole or probation.
If you recently moved to Jackson County, you must re-register.