Voter Identification

All registered Missouri voters can vote on election day, but you will be asked to show an ID. Learn what forms of ID are acceptable.

Revised Statutes of Missouri Section 115.427.1 requires a voter to present some form of personal identification before they are issued a ballot. Check with the Missouri Secretary of State for the most current information on acceptable forms of voter ID.

Acceptable Forms of ID for Voting

  1. A nonexpired Missouri driver or non-driver license;
  2. A nonexpired military ID, including a veteran’s ID card;
  3. A nonexpired United States passport; or
  4. Another photo ID issued by the United States or the state of Missouri which is either not expired or expired after the date of the most recent general election.

Learn how to obtain a photo ID.

Voting Without Identification

If you do NOT have a State of Missouri or federally issued photo ID, but you are registered to vote, you can still vote at your polling place by casting a provisional ballot on Election Day.

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.

Acceptable Forms of ID for Registering to Vote

When registering to vote, a person must present an acceptable form of identification that is unexpired. Acceptable forms of identification are:

  • A Missouri driver or non-driver license;
  • United States passport;
  • Naturalization Papers;
  • Missouri I.D.;
  • Student I.D.;
  • Social Security Card (signed);
  • Medicare or Medicaid Card;
  • Vet. Adm. Hosp. or D.V. Card;
  • Military Discharge Papers;
  • Birth Certificate;
  • Previous Registration Card (signed);
  • Personal Property/Real Estate Tax Bills (Mailed and received at Current Address);
  • Utility Bill (Plus something of a personal nature, i.e. Recent Mailing received at Current Address);
  • Employment Badge.

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