Show it 2 Vote

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Last year, Missourians voted in favor of passing legislation that will require voters to present a government issued photo ID at the polls starting June first. Supporters of the new law say it will prevent potential voter fraud. Cape Girardeau county clerk, Kara Clark Summers breaks down what you need to know about it.


I’m here in the KRCU studios with Kara Clark Summers, hello Kara.





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.