May 5 2024 Calendar

Off to the Races: 2024 political campaign calendar

It’s 2024 and we’re off to the races; Political races that is.

A total of 468 seats in the United States Congress (33 Senate seats and all 435 House seats) are up for election on November 5, 2024. As of now, Republicans hold a majority in the U.S. House, while Democrats hold a majority in the U.S. Senate.

Incumbent Congresswoman Cori Bush (D-St.) is facing a challenge from St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell. Although the primary doesn’t open officially for filing until February, there is much speculation that State Sen. Brian Williams (D-University City) may also challenge Bush.

In the Missouri Senate Race, incumbent Republican Josh Hawley who first took office in 2019, faces a challenge from well-funded Democratic candidate, Lucas Kunce.

Arguably, the most anticipated political contest will be the November 5, 2024, general election where voters will choose between the two most likely candidates, President Joe Biden, or former President Donald Trump.

Five Missouri state offices, including the governor’s seat, are up for grabs in the general election. Gov. Mike Parson, who inherited his seat after Eric Greitens resigned in 2018, was elected to another full term in 2020 and is no longer eligible to run again.

Republican contenders for the governor’s seat include Missouri Secretary of State, Jay Ashcroft, Missouri Lieutenant Governor, Mike Kehoe, a Missouri State Senator from St. Charles County, Bill Eigel and Chris Wright, an army veteran and National Guardsman based out of Joplin, Missouri. Democratic candidates include Missouri House Minority LeaderCrystal Quade, Mike Hamra, a Springfield-based entrepreneur, and Breckenridge HillscouncilwomanSheryl Gladney. The lone African America candidate, Larry Flenoid II, who previously campaigned for a Missouri House seat in 2022 is running as an independent in the governor’s race.

Be it local, statewide, or national, the St. Louis American is dedicated to providing important information to help voters register to vote and make informed decisions.

Below is a listing of some upcoming races and registration deadlines

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Election Type: General Municipal Election

Registration Deadlines:

By Mail: Wednesday, March 6, 2024

In Person: Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Online: Wednesday, March 6, 2024


Tuesday, August 6, 2024

Election Type: Primary

Registration Deadlines:

By Mail: Wednesday, July 10, 2024

In Person: Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Online: Wednesday, July 10, 2024


Tuesday, November 5, 2024

Election Type: General

Registration Deadlines:

By Mail: Wednesday, October 9, 2024

In Person: Wednesday, October 9, 2024

Online: Wednesday, October 9, 2024 



Show one of the forms of acceptable identification and sign the poll book to obtain your ballot:

A non-expired Missouri driver or non-driver license;

A non-expired military ID, including a veteran’s ID card;

A non-expired United States passport; or

Another photo ID issued by the United States or the state of Missouri which is either not expired or expired after the date of the most recent general election.

Absentee Voting

Absentee voting begins six weeks before an election for registered voters. You may vote by absentee ballot if you fulfill one of the following criteria: 

Incapacity or confinement due to illness or physical disability.

Expect to be absent on Election Day

Election workers, first responders, healthcare workers and members of law enforcement

Prevented by religious beliefs from going to the polls on election day

Incarcerated but haven’t lost right to vote

Active-duty military personnel and close family members living with them

Missouri citizens living outside the U.S  

Sylvester Brown Jr./Deaconess Foundation Community Advocacy Fellow.

Link to Upcoming Races:

Missouri Secretary of State:

Voter Registration information:

Missouri Secretary of State:

National Urban League’s Reclaim Your Vote campaign: Voter registration, education, and voter activation

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