New photo ID law in effect in Missouri for November’s general elections

We are now just 40 days from the final day of voting for the midterm elections on Tuesday, November 8. New laws are in place for Missouri residents who plan to vote in person. KRPS’s Fred Fletcher-Fierro has more.

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The over 50-page voter ID law was enacted last month after the August 2 primaries. One of the most significant changes is that Missouri now mandates photo identification for in-person voting.

Recently, Missouri Southern’s television station, KGCS, spoke with Jasper County Clerk Charlie Davis about which IDs will be accepted this upcoming election day.

“This includes a non-expired Missouri driver’s license, a non-driver’s license, military ID, including a veterans ID card. A United States passport or another photo ID issued by the United States or the state of Missouri.”

Absentee voting in Missouri started yesterday, and the first day of no-excuse absentee voting is two weeks before election day on Tuesday, October 25. The final day to register to vote for November’s general election is October 12. To check your registration or to register to vote, visit For 89 9 KRPS, I’m Fred Fletcher-Fierro


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