Many Options Available to "Show it 2 Vote": Voter Photo ID Law Effective June 1st, 2017

May 18, 2017

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Starting June 1st, Missouri voters will be required to show a government-issued photo ID at the polls, prior to casting their vote. People can “Show It 2 Vote”, with their Missouri drivers or non-driver's license, a passport, or military ID. Allen Seabaugh, supervisor of elections for Cape Girardeau County, says if someone is registered to vote and does not have a photo ID on election day, they can sign a statement and issue another form of ID to avoid being turned away.

 

“That statement they sign does say that they understand that they are required to show a photo ID, but they can also show another from that’s acceptable, and also understand that they can go to the DMV and obtain one for free if they choose to do so,” said Seabaugh.

 

Seabaugh says questions about the Photo ID Law are encouraged, and can be directed to the Cape Girardeau County Clerk’s office and the Missouri Secretary of State’s office.

Cape Girardeau County Clerk: (573) 243-3547

Missouri Secretary of State: (573) 751-4936

For more information on “Show It 2 Vote”: https://www.sos.mo.gov/showit2vote