MISSOURI Voter ID Information

Registered Missouri voters must show ID at the polls to vote. 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 the your signature on the provisional ballot envelope matches the signature on the your registration record.

VoteRiders provides information and free, expert assistance to help you with voter ID. We can help with renewing your expired ID, obtaining the documents needed to secure your ID, and covering the cost of getting to and from ID-issuing offices. Call or text VoteRiders’ Voter ID Helpline: 844-338-8743.

GUIDE TO VOTER ID RULES IN MISSOURI

Show one form of acceptable ID:

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

If none of the above, your provisional ballot will count if: 
  • you return to your polling place on Election Day with a photo ID; OR
  • the signature on your provisional ballot envelope matches your voter registration record.
 

 

VOTER REGISTRATION

First-time voters who have not voted in a previous federal election, or who have never voted in their county of residence in a federal election, AND who did not provide either a driver’s license number or the last four digits of a Social Security number at the time of registration, must present documentation proving their identity in order to complete their voter registration. First time voters who are voting in person must present this documentation at the polls. First time voters who are voting by mail/absentee ballot must enclose a copy of such documentation with their ballot request or ballot. This is required under the federal Help America Vote Act, enacted in 2002.

 

OUT-OF-STATE ID

NO! Missouri does not accept ID from other states as voter ID. 

STUDENT ID

Yes! Missouri accepts student IDs issued by institutions of higher education located in Missouri.

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