Gov. Mike Parson signed HB 1878 into law Wednesday, putting a photo identification requirement into place for the Nov. 8 general election.

Boone County Clerk Brianna Lennon said the law will not take effect until Aug. 28. Voters who cast their ballots at a polling location or in-person absentee in the Aug. 2 primary election will not be required to present a photo ID.

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