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Note: The North Independence Branch and Farview Neighborhood Library will be temporarily closed due to potential COVID-19 exposure as of Thursday, October 29, but the North Independence Branch will be open as an election polling location on November 3. The Kearney Branch has reopened with curbside service as of  Friday, October 30 and will resume in-branch technology services on Monday, November 2. Learn more.

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Voter Services

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Notary Public Appointment

Voter registration procedures vary from county to county and within the city of Kansas City in Jackson County. Questions about voter registration, including which documents are required for registration, should be directed to your applicable county office.

The deadline to register to vote in the General Election on November 3, 2020, is October 7.

Mid-Continent Public Library is providing two services to assist voters:

Voter Registration Forms: All branches have printed voter registration forms that residents can fill out themselves and return to the appropriate election board in one of three ways:

  1. After filling out the form, MCPL will return the form to the election board.
  2. Customers can take the form to the election board office themselves.
  3. Customers can mail the form to their election board office.

Ballot Envelope Notary Services: As an additional free service between now and November 3, select MCPL branches will have notary service for absentee and mail-in ballot envelopes by appointment only.

While the Kearney branch is closed please call our Smithville Branch for Notary Public services.

Please note the following:

  • MCPL is offering these notary services at no cost.
  • Appointments can be made up to seven days in advance, but no less than a day ahead. Branches will make appointments over the phone.
  • Appointments are limited to one customer per appointment.
  • Customers must wear a mask to enter the branches. 
  • Library staff cannot notarize any other documents besides ballot envelopes.
  • Voters must present a government-issued ID with your signature in order for the ballot envelope to be notarized.
  • Voters must sign the ballot in the presence of the Library staff only. Do not sign your ballot envelope ahead of time.
  • Voters are responsible for turning in or mailing their ballot envelopes. Library staff will not accept and mail envelopes.
  • You do not need a library card to use this service.
  • It is recommended that you use a browser other than Internet Explorer as the appointment system is not compatible with the Internet explorer browser.


More Voter Resources

Candidates and issues: Jackson-Clay-Platte Counties League of Women Voters

Registration deadlines and other information about mail-in and absentee voting:

Additional ballot notary services for Missouri voters: Curbside Notary

*Please check for information on when East Lee's Summit will reopen.

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