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Missouri Voter Identification Amendment (2010)

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The Missouri Voter Identification Amendment did not appear on the November 2, 2010 statewide ballot in Missouri as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment. The proposed legislation would have required that voters present government-issued photo identification before casting a ballot. The bill was sponsored by Rep. John Diehl.[1][2]

At the time, in 2010, Missourians were required to provide identification before casting a ballot, however, the form of identification was not required to include a photo id or be a government issued form of identification.[3]


In 2006 the Missouri Supreme Court struck down a voter photo ID law on the basis that it violated the state constitution. According to the court ruling the requirement imposed too great of a burden on voting rights.[3]

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See also: Missouri legislatively-referred constitutional amendments

In order to qualify for the ballot, the measure required approval from both the House and the Senate. On April 20, 2010 the House voted 85-64 in favor of placing a voter identification amendment on the 2010 ballot.[4] However, the measure did not garner the required legislative approval as of May 14, 2010, the end of the 2010 legislative session.

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