Register to Vote

Register to vote

Use this link on the Secretary of State’s website to check your voter registration,  update your name and address, or register to vote for the first time.

August 4, 2020 – Primary Election – Register to vote by July 8 in order to be able to vote in the Primary Election.

November 3, 2020 – General Election – Register by October 7 in order to be able to vote in the General Election.

How do I get a free photo ID?

Even though you do not need a Photo ID to vote, you might be eligible for a free Missouri nondriver license for voting purposes.

The Missouri Department of Revenue, through the license offices throughout the state, provides one (1) nondriver license at no charge to Missourians who wish to obtain a photo ID for voting purposes (and do not already have one).

Call 573-526-VOTE (8683) or visit

The Department of Health and Senior Services’ Vital Records Bureau provides an official Missouri birth certificate at no charge.

Call (573) 751-6387 or email

The Missouri Secretary of State will help you obtain official documents needed to get a Missouri nondriver license.  Examples include birth certificate; marriage license; adoption decree; U.S. Department of State naturalization papers; or court order changing one’s name. We will pay for official documents from other states or the federal government.

If you do not have a Photo ID, and want our help click the link below and complete the form to get started. The Secretary of State’s office will receive your information and help you obtain the documents you need.     Request Help Here


National PTA Grant Opportunities


Applications are open June 1 – July 12, 2020, available to all PTAs/PTSAs.  Awarded funds must be used to address Food Security, Mental Health/Social Emotional Support, Distance Learning, or Internet and Device Access.

Zoom chats to answer grant questions are scheduled for:

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Congratulations 2019 – 2020 Look Within Reflection Winner!

Photography – High School: Award of Merit: Hailey Youngblood (Literature Reaches Within) Central High School PTSA, Springfield, Missouri.

Winners of the Merit Award will receive from National PTA a bronze medal and Certificate of Merit.  Hailey’s work will be featured in National PTA’s traveling exhibition.

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Literature Reaches Within by Hailey Youngblood, Central High School PTSA, Photography, High School (9th – 12th), Missouri PTA First Place; National PTA Award of Merit.

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2019 – 2020 Missouri PTA Reflections Award Recipients

Visual Arts – Special Artists: Third Place: Zachary Barbara, Delaware Elementary PTA

Visual Arts – Special Artists:  Honorable Mention: Ethan Roepke, Delaware Elem PTA

Dance Choreography – High School: First Place: Alyssa Hakan, Central High School PTSA

Film Production – Middle School:  First Place: Nevaeh Harris, Carver Middle School PTSA

Film Production – Middle School:  Second Place: Azia May Matthews, Central HS PTSA

Film Production – Middle School:  Third Place: Kyla Sardina, Carver Middle School PTSA

Literature – Primary:  First Place: Dani Dowell, Delaware Elementary PTA

Literature – Primary:  Second Place: Bentley Meeks, Delaware Elementary PTA

Literature – Middle School: Fourth Place: Kassidy Ellis, Cherokee Middle School PTSA

Music Composition – Primary: Second Place: Victoria Guo, Greenwood PTA

Music Composition – Primary: Fifth Place: Adelaide Cimino, Greenwood PTA

Music Composition – Middle School: Second Place: Amore Pennella, Central HS PTSA

Music Composition – High School: First Place: Lydia Epps, Greenwood PTA

Photography – High School:  First Place: Hailey Youngblood, Central HS PTSA

Photography – High School: Second Place: Katelyn Frahm, Central High School PTSA

Visual Arts – Primary: Third Place: Adelaide Cimino, Greenwood Laboratory School PTSA

Visual Arts – Middle School: First Place: Lilly Williams, Central High School PTSA




Bond Progress Update



On April 2, 2019, 61.22% of Springfield Public Schools’ voters approved an 18-cent increase to the debt-service levy to fund 39 high-priority projects (Proposition S). The projects include renovations, expansion, and/or new construction for six schools and the creation of safer entrances at 31 schools. Space to add early childhood classrooms was created at three locations. The $167.73 million bond addresses safety, accessibility and quality issues.

One year later and “nearly all projects are on schedule or slightly ahead”, according to this News-Leader article.

To keep up on the latest project information, see the SPS website:

Missouri PTA Announcements Regarding PTA/PTSA Officer Elections 2020; Missouri PTA Reflections Showcase; and Missouri PTA Convention

Mar 17, 2020 – Missouri PTA understands that units and councils may be delayed in providing officer information to the state office (due to delayed elections).  Once officer information is received, the unit’s or council’s Good Standing status will be updated.

Mar 24, 2020 – Missouri PTA announces that the convention planned for May 1-3, 2020, has been cancelled.  The state Reflections Student Showcase scheduled for May 3, 2020, is also cancelled and other recognition is being planned.

April 5, 2020 – Missouri PTA and registered Parliamentarian, Dr. Leonard Young, weigh in on electronic voting.

To keep up with Missouri PTA News and announcements, visit