What you’ll need when you register to vote

Deadline nears for registering to vote in November

If you’re not a registered voter, or you’ve moved and haven’t changed your registration, a fast-approaching date in October is more important at the moment than the Nov. 6 general election date — because you won’t be able to vote on Nov. 6 if you haven’t registered to vote by 5 p.m. Oct. 10.

County clerks are the “local election authorities” throughout Mid-Missouri. Area clerks indicate it should take between two and five minutes to complete the registration if done in-person at the clerk’s office or another designated place.

For in-person registrations, state law says someone registering to vote “shall identify himself or herself by presenting a copy of a birth certificate, a Native American tribal document, other proof of United States citizenship, a valid Missouri drivers license or other form of personal identification at the time of registration.”

“The way that ‘other forms of personal identification’ are defined, for purposes of ....

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