You do not need to provide identification to register. However, you will be required to show ID at the polls or provide ID with your absentee ballot.
Now, when you show up you need as little as an utility bill.
•A copy of a current utility bill
But for most, the voter registration card will likely suffice that you would get when you register.
•ID issued by the state of Missouri, an agency of the state, or a local election authority of the state
Even then, just like Florida, you can show up with absolutely nothing and still vote.
Do we have to do this with all 50 states?
The post you initially responded to (that starts off "Getting the ID takes documentation") was my response to an on-going side discussion I was having with Dittohead Not! about the added cost of obtaining a photo ID even if the State didn't charge for the ID itself. See posts #424/428/429/etc. I'm sorry you were confused.
I never said anyone needed a photo ID to vote (or register to vote) in Missouri because I sure as hell know better from years of experience living with it; Internet research not required. Missouri issues stiff paper voter ID cards for free and sent by mail to confirm the address. (Mine's 15+ years old from the last time we moved.) You can present those (which I did the first time so I could check the info on it), or your DL/other photo ID (which most use except older people, who often use their card), and yes I even saw a woman use her electric bill once because she happened to pick up the mail on the way out that morning and she didn't want to retrieve her DL from the car. I've never personally witnesses someone who had to resort to the sign and sign routine.
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Come on... we all know what's going on here.Florida has eliminated early voting on the last Sunday before Election Day.
According to the study, African-American voters -- and to a lesser extent, Hispanic voters -- vote on Sundays at a proportionately larger rate than white voters.
New Voting Laws in Florida and 13 Other States May Affect 5 Million Eligible Voters, Study Says - Broward/Palm Beach News - The Daily Pulp
3.2 million voters affected by new photo ID laws. New photo ID laws for voting will be in effect for the 2012 election in five states (Kansas, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin), [...]
240,000 additional citizens and potential voters affected by new proof of citizenship laws. New proof of citizenship laws will be in effect in three states (Alabama, Kansas, Tennessee), two of which will also have new photo ID laws. [...]
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I can't help but wonder about all those old people who lack birth certificates and ID: How do they get their Social Security and Medicare?
Sooner or later, everyone needs to have a BC anyway. How else do we know who is a citizen and who is not?
Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?
So . . . no one has any actual data on how many people don't have photo IDs, and who/where they are?
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Why stop there? Just vote someone in that will have the balls to say that he is nationalizing all business in America, private property will now be taken and distributed among the proletariat (er, ummm) I mean the people. And income will now all derive in the form of a monthly stipend from the US Treasury.....
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