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What you'll need when you register to vote

What you'll need when you register to vote

Deadline nears for registering to vote in November

September 23rd, 2012 in News

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 ....