The League’s Register & Vote brochure has information on registering and voting in Missouri.

Click here for a helpful video to learn how to help eligible Missourians register to vote.

Changes in Missouri's election law took effect on Aug. 28, 2022. The League is challenging several of the new restrictions in court, including requiring an unexpired government-issued photo ID to vote. There is a temporary injunction blocking enforcement of new restrictions on soliciting voter registration and absentee ballots.

There are now two weeks of no-excuse, in-person absentee voting before each election. Several area election authorities now offer satellite voting sites for voters with a state-issued photo ID.


Voters must now show a government-issued photo ID to vote. Previously, voters had the option of using a student ID, voter registration card, or utility bill as identification to vote. That restriction of HB 1878 is being challenged by the League of Women Voters and the Missouri NAACP with a hearing set for Nov. 21, 2023. 

To cast a regular ballot in person, voters must show:

  • A non-expired Missouri driver's license or state ID card or one that expired after Nov. 8, 2022, or
  • A U.S. passport or military ID that is non-expired or expired after the last election.

Without a government-issued photo ID, Missourians cannot take advantage of early in-person absentee voting

On Election Day, you can cast a provisional ballot that will count IF:

  • You return to the polling place with an acceptable photo ID or
  • Your signature matches one in your voter records

If you don't have a government-issued photo ID, call the Secretary of State's Voter ID Hotline (866-868-3245) for information on a free non-driver photo ID card. Warning! If you are a student and you get a free non-driver ID to vote in MO, this will void an out-of-state driver's license.

Recognizing that thousands of Missourians don't have an acceptable photo ID, several organizations are helping voters get the underlying documents needed. Click here for more information on the Missouri State ID Access Coalition. Click here for more info from the Missouri Voter Protection Coalition.

Signing up to be a poll worker is one way to ensure our democracy stays strong. Sign up with your local election authority (links below) or go to www.powerthepolls.org/LWV to help with 2024 elections.

For more detail on how those with disabilities can vote, click here. Click here for tutorials by the Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council on how to use accessible voting equipment in your county.

Click here to change your address or register to vote in future elections. You may also request a registration form or register to vote in person at your local election authority.

Local Election Authority Lookup

Click here for helpful information on voting rights from the Missouri Voter Protection Coalition. If you have difficulties registering or have any questions about voting in Missouri, call the Election Protection Hotline at 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683).