NAACP Kansas City

Voting Safety During Covid 19 – Vote by Mail

SB631 signed into law on June 4, 2020 by Gov. Parson’s is now in effect for the August 4 Primary and November 3 General elections.  The law expands absentee vote by mail options in two ways for 2020 only:

  1. Allows voters who have or who are in an at-risk category for contacting or spreading COVID-19 to cast an absentee ballot by mail without a notary.  Those at-risk who can cast absentee ballots without a notary include anyone:
  2. 65 years or older
  3. In a long-term care facility
  4. Chronic lung disease or moderate/severe asthma
  5. Serious heart condition
  6. Immunocompromised
  7. Diabetes
  8. Liver disease
  9. Chronic kidney disease/on dialysis
  10. Allows any Missouri voter to cast a ballot by mail, which will require a notary seal.

Other existing absentee voting allowances are still in effect.   The last day to register to vote for the August Primary is July 8, 2020.   The last day to request an absentee ballot for the August Primary is July 22, 2020.  Applications to request an Absentee or Vote by Mail Ballot can be found on-line at or by calling Kansas City Election Board 816.842.4820.  In-person Absentee Voting starts June 23, 2020.