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Missouri Changed Voter ID Requirements, Citing Confusion. Yet on Election Day, There Was Confusion.

Stuart Wood, from Stockton, Missouri, votes in Stockton on Tuesday, Nov. 6. (Charlie Riedel/AP Photo)

Voters in Missouri faced confused poll workers as they went to vote on Tuesday, with many reporting they were turned away for not having valid photo identification. The confusion was a result of an October court ruling that allowed Missourians to cast ballots with a range of forms of identification.

Taylor Fritz, 25, brought the voter registration card mailed to him by the state to cast a ballot at his polling station, the Legacy Park Community Center in Lees Summit. But poll workers there told him the card was not an acceptable form of ID, even though a state website specifically says it is. There was even a poster in the gymnasium where he cast a ballot that stated registration cards were acceptable, Fritz said.

“Lucky for me I was able to show my valid state issued ID,” Fritz, an insurance broker, said in an interview. “The problem is not everyone has a state ID like me.”

Poll Worker in Missouri Asks If Voter Is a Member of the “Caravan”

After a voter supplied his passport as identification in Missouri, a poll worker asked, “Are you a member of the caravan?” The voter told HuffPost the exchange was bizarre. “I have an American passport. What does that have to do with the caravan?” he said.

Confusion Over Voter ID Requirement Contributes to Missouri Lines

A judge’s decision two weeks ago allows voters to show something other than a photo ID, but not all poll workers have gotten the message.

Kansas and Missouri Voters Report Broken Voting Machines, ID Issues

Voters in the Kansas City area have encountered problems voting this morning, particularly around the issue of valid voter ID.

Missouri Counties Face Uphill Climb to Prepare for High-Stakes Midterm

Voters waiting in line in Kansas City, Missouri. (Whitney Curtis/Getty Images)

Missouri is rushing to retrain thousands of poll workers just days ahead of the midterm election because of a new court ruling that forced changes to the state’s voter ID law.

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