Photo Voter ID Law


June 1, 2017, marks the beginning of Missouri's Photo Voter ID law. From this day forward, elections will be affected by this law change. While this new law makes changes to Missouri's election day voter ID requirements, it is important to remember that if a voter is an eligible, registered voter, they can vote!

With the new law change, there are a few things to note:

While a photo ID is not the only form of acceptable identification, it helps ensure the identity of the voter.

Under Missouri's new law, there are three ways a voter can cast a ballot at the polls on Election Day:

Option 1:  Provide a Missouri issued Driver or Nondriver license, U.S. Passport, or Military ID

Option 2:  Provide a secondary form of identification, such as a paycheck or bank statement and sign a statement confirming their identity

Option 3 - If the voter has no form of identification, but is a registered voter, they can cast a provisional ballot. There are two ways the vote counts:

-          If the voter comes back to their polling location before the close of polls on Election Day and shows a photo ID; OR

-          If the signature matches the signature on file on the voter registration record.

If you do not have a photo ID, the Missouri Secretary of State's office will help you obtain one (1) nondriver license for free. Please call the ShowIt2Vote Hotline toll-free (866) 868-3245 or email for help obtaining your nondriver license for voting purposes.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me at 573-545-3549 or or stop by my office in the Courthouse.

Rita Milam, Scott County Clerk

Scott County Mo
P.O. Box 188 :: 131 S. Winchester Street 
Benton, Missouri 63736 
Phone: 573-545-3549 Fax: 573-545-3540
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