At ACLU of Missouri, we work every day to protect our constitutional freedoms. And no civil right is more important in our democracy than the right to vote. That's why we want to make sure you know what you need to participate in Missouri's Primary Election on Tuesday, August 2nd. Here are a few reminders:


In order to be eligible to vote in the primary, an individual must be a citizen of the United States, a resident of the State of Missouri, 18 years old by Election Day, and have registered to vote. Not sure if you are registered? Check in advance through the Missouri Secretary of State’s voting center website at The deadline to register for the August primary has passed, but make sure to register for the November election today if you are not yet registered.

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In Missouri, there are specific requirements for acceptable forms of voter ID that eligible voters must present when casting their ballot. Registered voters need to present ONLY ONE of the following types of identification*:

● Identification issued by the state of Missouri, an agency of the state, or a local election authority of the state; or
● Identification issued by the United States government or agency thereof; or
● Identification issued by an institution of higher education, including a university, college, vocational and technical school, located within the state of Missouri; or
● 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; or
● Driver's license or state identification card issued by another state.


*If you do not possess any of these forms of identification, you may still cast a ballot if two supervising election judges, one from each major political party, attest they know you.



Find your polling place in advance by visiting your local election authority's website or at Polls open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.


Elections should be free, fair, and accessible to all eligible Missouri voters. If you have problems voting on Election Day, please call the Secretary of State’s office at (800) 669-8683 to report the issue. You may also contact us ACLU of Missouri at webmaster "at"

It is crucial that all eligible voters be able to exercise their Constitutional right to participate in the democratic process of electing local, state, and federal officials. On Tuesday, August 2nd, make your voice heard!

Jeffrey Mittman is Executive Director at the ACLU of Missouri.



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