Claire McCaskill

Senator Claire McCaskill

About the Election

We are campaigning for the November 6, 2018 general election.

Senator McCaskill is running for re-election against Josh Hawley, Missouri’s Republican Attorney General.

Voting in Missouri

Missourians can register to vote and check their registration online at

Voter ID

Voters should bring a valid photo ID (unexpired Missouri drivers or non-drivers license, unexpired federal or state-government issued photo ID, unexpired military ID that has a photo) to the polls if at all possible.

Some other forms of ID are accepted if the voter signs a statement to the election judge at the polling place. More details here.

If a voter does not have any of these forms of ID, they can cast a provisional ballot. That ballot will be counted if the signature she or he provided at the polling place matches the signature in her or his voter registration.

Early/Absentee Voting

Early and absentee voting requires an excuse. Acceptable excuses are:

  1. Absence on Election Day from the jurisdiction of the election authority in which such voter is registered to vote;
  2. Incapacity or confinement due to illness or physical disability, including a person who is primarily responsible for the physical care of a person who is incapacitated or confined due to illness or disability;
  3. Religious belief or practice;
  4. Employment as an election authority, as a member of an election authority, or by an election authority at a location other than such voter’s polling place;
  5. Incarceration, provided all qualifications for voting are retained.
  6. Certified participation in the address confidentiality program because of safety concerns.

Although Missouri does not officially offer “early voting”, a voter can obtain and cast their absentee ballot in person. Voters who have one of these excuses above can do so by contacting their county elections office.

Voters who have one of these excuses can also request an absentee ballot by contacting their county elections office.

Only permanently disabled voters can request permanent vote-by-mail status in Missouri.

Claire McCaskill Talking Points

  • Working Across the Aisle: Claire has been ranked one of the most bipartisan and hardest working Senators in the country. She has teamed up with Republicans to lead bipartisan investigations into sex trafficking, drug companies fueling the opioid crisis, and getting veterans the benefits they deserve.
  • Accountability & Accessibility: Claire has held 52 town halls in the last year all across the state so she could hear directly from us about the issues facing our communities. Claire shows up, she listens, and she takes action.
  • Getting Results: Whether it’s helping WWII veteran Arla Harrell get benefits he deserved from the VA, passing a bill signed by the President to make hearing aids more affordable for seniors, help seniors get more affordable hearing aids, or fixing issues with the postal service in rural Missouri, Claire cares about getting real results for Missourians, because that’s what matters most for our everyday lives.

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