There is still time to get a photo ID before the midterm elections

ST. LOUIS (KMOV) — With three weeks to go before the Nov. 8 midterm elections, election officials are reminding Missouri voters that they need a government-issued photo ID when they go to the polls. Bob and JoAnn Estereich brought two papers during Wednesday’s vote.

“We issued passports anyway,” said Bob Osterreich.

A new Missouri state law requires voters to show a driver’s license, non-state driver’s license, passport or military ID when they go to the polls. According to the Missouri Secretary of State’s office, voters who do not drive may not have a driver’s license at the state license office. According to Eric Fay, co-director of elections for St. Louis County, anyone applying for a driver’s license at the last minute and still waiting for a physical ID to arrive in the mail on Election Day should not worry.

“If you have a temporary paper permit from the permit office, that works too,” Fay said. “Because it still has your picture and all the information it needs.”

If a voter does not have a valid ID on Nov. 8, they must cast a provisional ballot. These ballots are stored for later verification and counting. Gary Stoff is an election director in St. Louis.

“The voter has to fill an envelope containing their important information. Name, phone number, address, last 4 social security numbers. The information we need to verify that they are a registered voter,” he said.

St. Louis County Elections Supervisor Rick Stream said provisional ballots will not be counted on election night.

“In the next three or four days, sometimes it will take us a week if we have a large number of provisional ballots,” Stream said.

The new state law also allows for no-excuse absentee voting in the two weeks before Election Day. Absentee voting will begin on October 25. St. Louis residents can vote at the board of elections at 300 N. To vote in absentia. When absentee voting begins, satellite positions will be open at the following addresses:

  • Bader Library at 4401 Hampton Julia Davis Library at 4415 Natural Bridge Avenue Schlafly Library at 22 N Euclid
  • St. Louis County voters can vote at the county election offices at 725 Northwest Plaza Drive. On October 27, voters can vote in these satellite locations:
  • St. Louis County Library Mid-County Branch at 7821 Maryland Ave. Daniel Boone St. Louis County Library Branch at 300 Clarkson RoadSt. Louis Community College Meramec Campus Student Center at 11333 Big Bend RoadUMSL Millennium Student Center at 17 Arnold B Grobman DriveNorth County Recreation Complex at 2577 Redman RoadSt. Johns Evangelical United Church of Christ at 11333 St. Johns Church Road

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