To our Missouri family,
In preparation for the midterm election on November 8, we have prepared the following state voter guide to help you navigate and prepare for Election Day: where to vote; how to vote; and what’s on your ballot. We hope you find this guide helpful!
Please use this guide and share it with people who need it. An educated voter is a smart voter! Vote Smart!
Election Guide 2022:
Voter Registration Information:
Need to get registered, request an absentee ballot, or find your local polling place? All of that information and more can be found here: https://justfacts.votesmart.org/elections/voter-registration/MO
Need to contact your local election office for questions about your registration, ballot, polling place, or any other elections question? Find all their contact information here: https://justfacts.votesmart.org/elections/offices/MO
Congressional Elections: Eight seats for the U.S. House of Representatives and one seat for the U.S. Senate are up for election this year. See all the candidates running in these elections here:
Notable races include:
State Legislature Elections: 163 seats for the Missouri House of Representatives and 17 seats for the Missouri Senate are up for election this year. See all the candidates running in these elections here:
Statewide Elections: The office for Auditor is up for election this year. See all the candidates running in these elections here:
State Judicial Elections: Two justices are up for election this year from the Missouri Supreme Court. See all the candidates running in these elections here:
Here are the statewide ballot measures appearing on your November ballot:
State Treasurer Investment Authority Amendment: Amendment 1 would amend the Missouri Constitution to authorize the state treasurer to invest state funds in highly rated municipal securities. Specifically, the state treasurer would be allowed to invest in municipal securities that possess one of the five highest long term-ratings or short-term ratings issued by a nationally recognized rating agency. The ballot measure would also allow the legislature to pass laws allowing the treasurer to invest in "other reasonable and prudent financial instruments and securities."
Constitutional Convention Question: A constitutional convention consists of elected delegates that propose changes to the state's constitution. Any proposed changes, including a rewritten constitution, must be approved by voters.
Missouri Allow Legislature to Require a City to Increase Funding without State Reimbursement for a Police Force Established by State Board Amendment: This amendment would allow the legislature to pass a law through December 2026 that requires a city to increase funding for a police force that was established by a state board of police commissioners without reimbursing that city. The amendment would provide an exception to an existing constitutional provision prohibiting the legislature from requiring the state to reimburse local governments for any new or increased service or activity the legislature requires.
Missouri Amendment 3, Marijuana Legalization Initiative: The initiative would legalize the purchase, possession, consumption, use, delivery, manufacturing, and sale of marijuana for personal use for persons who are 21 years old or older; allow individuals convicted of non-violent marijuana-related offenses to petition to be released from incarceration and/or have their records expunged; and impose a 6% tax on the sale of marijuana.
Missouri Department of the National Guard Amendment: This ballot measure would give the Missouri National Guard its own department in the state government. Currently, the Missouri National Guard is part of the Missouri Department of Public Safety.
See the full list of all 2022 national statewide ballot measures here: https://justfacts.votesmart.org/elections/ballot-measures/2022
Happy Election Season!
The Vote Smart Team