Voter I.D. measure shows up in Missouri

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February 6, 2013


By Al Ortiz

Jefferson City, Missouri: After much debate swirled around the voter identification issue in 2012, including a vote in Minnesota, Missouri has now joined in on the conversation.

A Missouri voter identification amendment may appear on a 2014 statewide election ballot if legislators vote to approve to do so. The measure would mandate that voters show a government-issued photo identification when voting in a state election. The proposal is sponsored by State Representative Stanley Cox.[1]

The formal title of the bill is House Bill 2016. Reports suggest that there may be more similar pieces of legislation being discussed among lawmakers.

Proposed amendments must be agreed to by a majority of the members of each chamber of the Missouri General Assembly before being placed on the ballot.

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