Missouri ID requirements for absentee ballots

Who is eligible for Absentee Voting?

Must meet one of the following:

  • Will be absent from your voting jurisdiction on Election Day
  • Incapacitated or confined due to illness or physical disability, or have primary responsibility of caring for an incapacitated or confined person
  • Restricted by religious belief or practice
  • Employed by an election authority
  • Incarcerated but have retained all voting qualifications

Do you need to submit ID with your absentee ballot request?

Yes, voters must submit their request with one of the following:

  • ID issued by state of Missouri, agency of the state or local elections authority of the state;
  • Government ID;
  • ID issued by institution of higher education w/in state of Missouri;
  • Current utility bill, bank statement, gov’t check, pay check or other gov’t document with name and address of voter;
  • ID approved by the Secretary of State of Missouri.

Do you need to submit ID with your ballot?

No, but the signature on the vote-by-mail ballot must match the voter registration signature.

If you registered to vote by mail and are voting by absentee ballot in your first federal election, you must enclose a copy of your photo ID or document bearing your name and residence address in the envelope with your voted ballot.

last update: March 18, 2020

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