Missouri Vote by Secret Ballot Amendment (2012)

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The Missouri Vote by Secret Ballot Amendment will not appear on the November 2012 ballot in the state of Missouri as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment.

The measure would have guaranteed the right of individuals to vote by secret ballot.[1]

The proposal was sponsored by Rep. Mike Cierpiot.

Text of measure

If referred to the ballot, the measure would have read:[2]

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to provide that voting by secret ballot is a fundamental right, and to prohibit the infringement or impairment of the right to vote by secret ballot in public elections or where any law requires designations or authorizations for employee representation?

It is estimated this proposal will have no costs or savings to state or local government entities.

Path to the ballot

See also: Missouri legislatively-referred constitutional amendments

In order to qualify for the ballot, the measure required approval by a majority of the members of each chamber of the Missouri General Assembly. The House voted 100-57 in favor of the proposed measure on March 17, 2011. The measure remained pending in the Senate.[3]

As of January 12, 2012 the bill was not in queue to be heard by the General Assembly.[4]

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