VRM in the States: Missouri
Missouri currently has online voter registration and electronic pollbooks.
Advances in Voter Registration Modernization
- Online Voter Registration: Missouri launched online voter registration through the Secretary of State’s office in 2013. Eligible citizens can use the system to register to vote or update their registration information even if they do not have a state driver’s license or non-driver ID. Registrants can access the online form only via a touchscreen device, since they must provide a digital signature using their finger or a stylus. While the application is entirely online from the user’s perspective, election officials must print the form to process the registration.
- Electronic Pollbooks: Missouri authorizes the use of e-pollbooks at the county level.
Gains from Voter Registration Modernization in Missouri
Between November 2014 and November 2016, the state received 6,863 new voter registration applications through its online portal.