It is our goal to protect every voter and every vote during these uncertain times so the Jackson County Board of Election Commissioners are implementing the procedures listed below.

The General Municipal Election originally scheduled for April 7, 2020 was rescheduled for Tuesday, June 2, 2020 and will take place as planned.  Many polling locations have changed:
  • Registered voters in eastern Jackson County should have received a letter from the Jackson County Election Board in the last couple of days.  This letter was sent because many polling locations changed for this election.  The letter replaced our traditional “poll notification card” postcard and included the voter’s polling place information, address, directions, and other information about the upcoming election.  Voters should be on the lookout for this letter.

  • Voters are encouraged to check their registration status, find their polling place information and look at their sample ballot by visiting the Jackson County Election Board Voter CLICK HERE for our voter information look up. This feature is available on our website before every election and we encourage voters to become familiar with it.

  • Voters who will be unable to get to their poll on Election Day may vote absentee at the Jackson County Election Board office at 215 N. Liberty, Independence from 8:30a.m. until 5:00p.m. Monday – Friday.  Our office will also be open on Saturday, May 30 from 8:30a.m. until 12:30p.m. for absentee voting.

  • The Jackson County Election Board has taken measures to protect both the voters and our poll workers on Election Day.  Poll workers will wear masks and gloves.  Poll workers and voters will have easy access to hand sanitizer, surfaces will be disinfected regularly, distancing will be enforced, and voters will be given a pen/stylus to use and keep instead of an “I VOTED” sticker.  In addition, voters may choose to vote “curbside” instead of coming inside to vote.

If you have any questions, please contact Corey Dillon or Tammy Brown at 816-325-4600.

If you are experiencing:
  • Sneezing
  • Coughing
  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath
Please do not enter the Jackson County Election Board. Thank you for helping keep COVID-19 out of our facility.

Jackson county is practicing social distancing and request that if you must come in for in person absentee voting that you keep a distance of 6 feet from other voters and our staff.

Click HERE to print the Application for Absentee Ballot.

CLICK HERE for online voter registration.
Current Notices
Residents of JACKSON COUNTY who live in
city limits will need to contact the


Now Recruiting Poll Workers for 2020

Click HERE to learn more about Election Worker duties, or call our office at 816-325-4600 to inquire.

For more Information view the Election Judge Instructional Presentation on the Election Worker Training page.