Missouri

Registered voters in Missouri need to confirm their identity when they vote in person. There are several forms of identification you can use.

Some voters need to provide a copy of an acceptable ID to vote by mail.

Is out-of-state ID accepted?

No!
You cannot use an ID issued by another state

Is student ID accepted?

Sometimes!
You can use an ID issued by a post-high school institution in Missouri

Is an expired ID accepted?

Yes!
You can use an expired ID

COVID-19 Update

The rules for voting absentee or by mail in Missouri during the COVID-19 pandemic are complex and vary depending on the excuse that the voter uses. Use this helpful document (PDF) to find the information you need to cast your ballot.

Some voters need to provide a copy of an acceptable ID to vote by mail.

Missouri ID Requirements for Voting In Person

ACCEPTABLE ID

Your ID must be issued by one of the following:

  • ID issued by Missouri, an agency of Missouri, or a local election authority of Missouri
  • ID issued by US. government or agency 
  • ID issued by an institution of higher education such as university, college, vocational and technical school within Missouri 
  • Copy of current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or government document (including check) with your name and address

Frequently Asked Questions

If you are a registered voter but didn’t bring your ID to the polling place, you may cast a provisional ballot.

 Your provisional ballot will be counted if: 

  • You return to the polling place before it closes on Election Day and present acceptable ID

OR  

  • If  your signature on the provisional ballot envelope matches your signature in the voter registry

Get in touch with VoteRiders if you have questions or need free help securing ID.

You do not need a REAL ID to vote in Missouri.

Your driver’s license or state ID card will show a star in the upper corner if it meets REAL ID requirements under federal law.

Get in touch with VoteRiders if you have questions or need free help getting ID.

Missouri ID Requirements for Voting By Mail

The rules for voting absentee or by mail in Missouri during the COVID-19 pandemic are complex and vary depending on the excuse that the voter uses. Use this helpful document (PDF) to find the information you need to cast your ballot.

Some voters need to provide a copy of an acceptable ID to vote by mail.

Frequently Asked Questions

To be qualified to vote absentee, you must be: 

  • Absent from your voting jurisdiction on Election Day
  • Incapacitated or confined due to illness or physical disability
  • Primarily responsible for the physical care or an incapacitated or confined person
  • Restricted by religious belief or practice 
  • Employed by an election authority at a location other than your polling place
  • Incarcerated but have retained all voting qualifications 
  • A certified participant in address confidentiality program because of safety concerns

DUE TO COVID-19: For the 2020 general election, you have contracted or are in an at-risk category for contracting or transmitting COVID-19.

The rules for voting absentee or by mail in Missouri during the coronavirus pandemic are complex and vary depending on the excuse that the voter uses. Use this helpful document (PDF) to find the information you need to cast your ballot.

Voters requesting an absentee ballot by mail who: 

  • have registered by mail
  • have not voted in person

are required to submit a copy of acceptable personal identification unless they provided a copy with their registration application. 

Any form of ID that works for voting in person will be accepted.

If you need a copy and don’t have the means to print one: Get free help printing a copy of your ID

No, but the signature on your mail ballot must match other signatures on file.

In some cases, you are required to have your ballot notarized.