Missouri Voting Rights

Some FYIs on voting tomorrow (which I'm sure you're all planning to do!)

  • The polls open at 6am and will be open until 7pm. Any voter who is in line at 7_00 pm is allowed to vote.
  • Missouri does not require that you show a photo ID at the polls. There were issues today already_ when Robin Carnahan, the MO Sec. of State showed up to cast her absentee ballot, she was repeatedly asked for photo ID, even though it is not required by law. The MO requirements are as follows_
    1. Identification issued by the state of Missouri, an agency of the state, or a local election authority of the state;

    2. Identification issued by the United States government or agency thereof;

    3. Identification issued by an institution of higher education, including a univeristy, college, vocational and technical school, located within the state of Missouri;

    4. A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check or other government document that contains the name and address of the voter;

    5. Driver's license or state identification card issued by another state.
  • If you are not on the voter roll for some reason, ask for a provisional ballot. This will allow you to cast a ballot right away. The election board will later determine whether you were eligible and your vote will be counted.
  • If you have any problems voting, and aren't sure what to do, call 1-866-OUR-VOTE. It's a hotline staffed by election law specialists who will be able to help you out.

Please, pass this info on to all your friends, to make sure everyone's vote gets counted. Happy voting!


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