Missouri's Photo ID Requirement for Voting
Missouri's photo ID requirement for voting became effective on June 1, 2017. The photo voter ID law (HB1631) requires voters to present a non-expired photo identification issued by the State of Missouri or federal government.
1. Present ONE of the following forms of valid/non-expired photo ID:
The law also provides assistance to voters who do not currently have a photo ID and need help obtaining one. Voters can obtain one free Missouri non-driver license for the purpose of voting at their local license office. If you need help obtaining a non-driver license, contact the Missouri Secretary of State at (866)868-3245.
2. If a registered voter arrives at their polling location on Election Day and does not possess a form of personal identification approved for voting, they can sign a provided statement and present ONE of the following forms of acceptable identification:
3. If a registered voter arrives at their polling location on Election Day but has no ID, they can vote a provisional ballot. The provisional ballot will be counted if one of the requirements are met:
a. If the voter comes back to their polling location and presents a photo ID.
b. If the signature of the voter on the provisional ballot envelope matches the signature in the voter registry.
For more information regarding this law, please visit the Missouri Secretary of State's webpage.
Feel free to contact the Cape Girardeau County Clerk's office or the Missouri Secretary of State's office if you have any questions regarding these changes.
Cape Girardeau County Clerk
Missouri Secretary of State