Acceptable ID at the Polls

Missouri’s ID requirement for voting is as follows:

Option 1. Present ONE of the following forms of photo ID:

Voters who do not currently have a photo ID and need help obtaining one can seek assistance. Voters can obtain one free Missouri non-driver license for the purpose of voting at their local license office. If you need help obtaining a non-driver license, contact the Missouri Secretary of State at (866)868-3245.

Option 2. Present ONE of the following forms of acceptable identification:

Option 3. If a registered voter arrives at their polling location on Election Day but has no ID, they can vote a provisional ballot. The provisional ballot will be counted if one of the requirements are met:
a. If the voter comes back to their polling location and presents a photo ID.
b. If the signature of the voter on the provisional ballot envelope matches the signature in the voter registry.

For more information regarding this law, please visit the Missouri Secretary of State’s webpage.

Feel free to contact the Cape Girardeau County Clerk’s office or the Missouri Secretary of State’s office if you have any questions regarding these changes.

Cape Girardeau County Clerk
Phone: (573)243-3547

Missouri Secretary of State
Phone: (866)868-3245