New voter ID law won’t apply to April 4 election

Greene County MissouriSPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Voters coming to the polls for the April 4 municipal elections should expect to follow the same identification requirements as have been implemented in the past. The new voter identification laws approved last November by the Missouri legislature will not go into effect until June 1.


The following ID’s will be acceptable on April 4 if the voter does not have a Voter ID card issued by the County Clerk’s Office:


  • ID issued by the State of Missouri or its agencies
  • ID issued by the U.S. Government or its agencies
  • ID issued by an institution of higher learning college, university, vocational or technical school located in Missouri
  • Copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or other government document that contains the name and address of the voter
  • Driver’s license or state ID from another state


Any registered voter who does not currently have a photo ID and would like help obtaining a non-driver license for voting purposes or to ask any questions about showing ID to vote before the August election can visit the Secretary of State’s website at www.sos.mo.gov/showit2vote, call (866) 868-3245 or email [email protected].


Obtaining a photo ID may require other records. If residents need copes of birth certificates, marriage certificates or divorce decrees issued here in Missouri, they can email [email protected] or call (573) 751-6387.

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