ST. LOUIS ( -- Election day is Tuesday and a number of big issues are on the ballot. 

Here is everything you need to know before you vote.

Finding your polling place

To find your polling place, check out the polling place locator at You can also find your polling place at the Missouri Voter Outreach Center or the Illinois State Board of Election website.

Your election information is based on where you live in your state. To find your polling place, you’ll need to provide your current address.

Once that is finished, your polling location will be listed along with the date of the election and the deadline for voting registration. The deadline to register for the election in Missouri was in October.

You can also view the candidates and issues, learn about upcoming elections and view your current districts.

Spread the vote

Spread the Vote

Time off

In Missouri, you are entitled to three hours off work to vote, in Illinois it is two hours.

What to bring to the polls

Voters will need to bring a form of ID to the polling place.

The first group of ID options includes any of the following:

  • A nonexpired Missouri or Illinois driver license
  • A nonexpired or expiring Missouri or Illinois non-driver license
  • A nonexpired document which contains the voters name and photograph and is issued by the United States or the state or a nonexpired, or
  • A nonexpiring military ID containing your photograph

A second group of options includes any of the following:

  • An ID issued by the state of Missouri or Illinois, an agency of the state or a local election authority of the state
  • An ID issued by the United States government or agency
  • An ID issued by an institution of higher education, which can include a university, college, vocational or technical school, as long as it is located within Missouri or Illinois, or
  • A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check or other government document which contains the name and address of the voter

Voters without a valid ID

If you don’t have any of the above forms of ID, you can cast a provisional ballot if you are a registered voter. Your provisional ballot will count if you return to the polling place with a form of ID or if the signature on the ballot matches the one on your voter registration record.

Key ballot items

Illinois Governor

J.B. Pritzker (D)

Bruce Rauner (R)

U.S. Senate Missouri

Josh Hawley (R)

Claire McCaskill (D)

Missouri Amendment 1

Changes to redistricting, lobbying, campaign finance

Legalizing medical marijuana

Amendment 2

Amendment 3

Proposition C

Proposition Z

Zoo tax

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