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Voter Engagement Series

Your Voice, Your VoteVoting is one way we express ourselves as a community, as voters and Americans, but to exercise this basic right, we must be registered to vote.

This is an historic election year and your vote matters!

Metropolitan Community College is hosting a Voter Engagement Series to help prepare students to vote in the 2020 US National Election on November 3, 2020.

Voter Registration Workshops – (30-min Zoom sessions)

Learn the basics on how to register to vote, how to request a mail-in ballot, how to research policy issues, understand important deadlines, and what to expect at the polls on November 3. Check your student email or log-in to your myMCCKC portal and look in the "News and Events" section to access the Zoom link. Registration is not required.

  • MCC-Blue River/Business & Technology
    • September 29 – 11:00am & 3:00pm
    • October 6 – 11:00am & 3:00pm
  • MCC-Longview
    • September 22 – 11:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m.
    • October 1 – 11:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m.
  • MCC-Maple Woods
    • September 11 – 1:00 p.m.
    • September 20 – 1:30 p.m.
  • MCC-Penn Valley
    • September 14, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. - Voter Registration 101
    • October 19, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. - What to Expect at the Polls

MCC District-Wide Voter Engagement Series

2020 Elections: Voting in a COVID19 World: presented by the League of Women Voters and American Association of University Women

Are you concerned about how COVID19 may impact the 2020 election? Learn how to navigate the voting process in a COVID19 world and what you can expect at the polls on November 3. Information is presented by the League of Women Voters and American Association of University Women.

Watch the Engagement Series


MCC Faculty Panel Discussion: Why Every Vote Counts!

Whatever our political beliefs, the November 2020 election will have a critical impact on our nation's future direction. Do you ever wonder how you can wade through the political rhetoric to identify the issues that are important to you? Join us for a non-partisan faculty panel to discuss how voters can fact-check, research issues, compare candidate positions, and gain the knowledge to confidently participate in the democratic voting process.

Watch the Engagement Series


Be an Empowered Voter: presented by the League of Women Voters and American Association of University Women
October 19, 2020 - 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Learn about non-partisan resources that are available to assist voters to navigate candidates’ key positions on issues related to health care, climate change, immigration, economic policies, and more. Go to the polls confident that your chosen candidate(s) positions align with your personal value system. Information is presented by the League of Women Voters and American Association of University Women.

Watch the Be an Empower Voter Series


Whatever your political beliefs, the November 2020 election will have a critical impact on our nation's future direction. Do you ever wonder how you can wade through the political rhetoric to identify the issues that are important to you? Join us for a non-partisan faculty panel to discuss how voters can fact-check, research issues, compare candidate positions, and gain the knowledge to confidently participate in the democratic voting process.

Check your student email or log-in to your myMCCKC portal and look in the "News and Events" section to access the Zoom link. Registration is not required.

Voter Information

Register to Vote

Missouri residents – Register online.
Deadline to vote in November election is October 7, 2020.

Kansas residents – Register online
Deadline to vote in November election is October 13, 2020. 

Not sure if you registered? Check to see if you are already registered to vote.

Votor Registration Qualifications:

  • Missouri
    • 17 ½ years of age to register, 18 years of age to vote
    • A U.S. Citizen
    • A Missouri Resident
  • Kansas
    • 18 years of age on or before election day
    • A U.S. Citizen
    • A Kansas Resident
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What to Bring on Election Day

For Missouri (one of these):

  • Identification issued by the state of Missouri, an agency of the state, or a local election authority of the state;
  • Identification issued by the United States government or agency thereof;
  • Identification issued by an institution of higher education, including a university, college, vocational and technical school, located within the state of Missouri; or
  • A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check or other government document that contains the name and address of the voter.

For Kansas (one of these):

  • Driver's license or ID card issued by Kansas or another state
  • U.S. Passport
  • U.S. Military ID
  • ID card issued by a Native American tribe
  • Employee badge or ID issued by a government office
  • Student ID card from an accredited postsecondary education institution in Kansas
  • Concealed carry license issued by Kansas or another state
  • Public assistance ID card issued by a government office
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How to request a mail-in ballot

Missouri Residents

  • Visit govotemissouri.com
  • Click on the link "Request for Missouri Mail-In Ballot"
  • Deadline to request a mail-in ballot:
    Mail-in ballot applications must be completed and received by your local election authority on or before October 21, 2020 (5:00pm).
  • Deadline to submit a Mail-in ballot:
    Mail-in ballots must be signed and returned by mail. In order to be counted, mail-in ballots must be received by the election authority at or before the time fixed by law for the closing of the polls on Election Day, November 3, 2020 (7:00 p.m.). Free Notary Services (Missouri residents) for Mail-in Ballots:

Kansas Residents

  • Visit sos.ks.gov
  • Click on the link "Elections" and then "Election Forms" to download an Application for Advance Voting Ballot
  • Deadline to request a mail-in/advance ballot:
    Mail-in ballot applications must be completed and received by your local election authority on or before October 27, 2020.
  • Deadline to submit a mail-in/advance ballot:
    Mail-in ballots must be returned by mail in the provided envelope, with the statement on the envelope signed and witnessed by a notary. In order to be counted, mail-in ballots must be received by the election authority on or before November 6, 2020.
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Additional Resources

Get Involved

Help promote Civic Engagement at your Campus!

Contact Your Local Elected Officials: Visit Rock the Vote to find and contact your elected officials.

Take Action on the Issues: Visit Rock the Vote Action Fund for more information.