Vote No Excuse Needed Absentee

Learn how to vote absentee without needing to provide an excuse during the two weeks prior to an election.


As of August 28, 2022, all voters may vote in-person absentee during the two weeks prior to each election. This no excuse needed absentee voting method differs from application-based absentee voting in the following ways:

  • You do not have to provide an excuse.
  • You do not have to apply for an absentee ballot.
  • No excuse needed absentee voting is only available at a few locations.
  • You must bring photo identification with you; no provisional ballots are available.
  • There is no mail-in ballot option for no excuse needed absentee.


  1. Confirm you are a registered voter in your jurisdiction. If not, learn how to register to vote.
  2. Find the nearest no excuse needed absentee polling location (in person early voting).
  3. Confirm you have an acceptable form of identification.
  4. Review upcoming election information.


  1. Within two weeks prior to Election Day, go to your chosen polling location during its posted hours. Depending on the election and time of day, you may have to wait in line.
  2. When it is your turn in line, show your identification to the poll worker.
  3. Fill out your ballot. Your ballot may be paper or electronic, or you may be asked to choose. Election poll workers on location will provide assistance if needed.
  4. Cast your ballot.

What to Expect

If you vote electronically, you will receive a receipt. No matter what method you use to vote, you can pick up an "I Voted" sticker on your way out.

Your ballot is now cast and you will not need to visit the polls again on Election Day. Thank you for fulfilling your civic duty.

Additional Information

If this method does not work for you, you may do either of the following:


Board of Election Commissioners

(314) 622-4336

300 N Tucker Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63101

Monday - Friday 8 AM – 5 PM On Election Day Polls Open at 6 AM and Close at 7 PM

Contact the Board of Election Commissioners

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