Missouri’s ID requirement for voting is as follows:
Present ONE of the following forms of personal photo ID:
Or, a document that satisfies all of the following requirements:
(a) The document contains the name of the individual to whom the document was issued, and the name substantially conforms to the most recent signature in the individual’s voter registration record;
(b) The document shows a photograph of the individual;
(c) The document includes an expiration date, and the document is not expired, or, if expired, the document expired after the date of the most recent general election; and
(d) The document was issued by the United States or the state of Missouri.
Voters who do not currently have a photo ID 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.
If a registered voter arrives at their polling location on Election Day but does not have acceptable photo 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.
Cape Girardeau County Clerk
Missouri Secretary of State