ST. LOUIS – The state of Missouri offers help for those needing a free state-issued ID, after the passage of a new voter identification bill.

If voters want to apply for a free (for voter purposes) state-issued identification they can contact their local license office if they have the necessary documents: birth certificate, social security card, and proof of residency. If they are missing any or all of these documents they can contact the Missouri Secretary of State’s office at 1-866-868-3245 or visit the Secretary of States website: sos.mo.gov.

Groups like the St. Louis Area Voter Protection Coalition opposed the new ID requirements, calling it “dangerous election subversion.”

That bill is waiting for Governor Mike Parson’s signature. If he does sign it, the bill will go into effect on Sunday, August 28. 

Learn more about free birth certificates here, call (573) 751-6387, or email VitalRecordsInfo@health.mo.gov.