Do I need ID to vote?
ACCEPTABLE FORMS OF VOTER ID
Show one of the forms of acceptable identification and sign the poll book to obtain your ballot:
- Identification issued by the state of Missouri, an agency of the state, or a local election authority of the state;
- Identification issued by the United States government or agency thereof;
- Identification issued by an institution of higher education, including a university, college, vocational and technical school, located within the state of Missouri; or
- A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check or other government document that contains the name and address of the voter.
If you do not possess any of these forms of identification, but are a registered voter, you may cast a provisional ballot.
Your provisional ballot will count if: (1) you return to your polling place on Election Day with a photo ID; or (2) the signature on your provisional ballot envelope is determined by your local election authority to match the signature on your voter registration record.
If you cast a provisional ballot, you will receive a stub from your provisional ballot envelope with instructions on how to verify that your provisional ballot is counted.
Samples of Acceptable Forms of ID
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 https://dor.mo.gov/
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 VitalRecordsInfo@health.mo.gov
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.
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