Missouri Voter I.D. Amendment (2014)

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A Missouri Voter I.D. Amendment may be on the November 4, 2014 election ballot in the state of Missouri as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment. The measure, known in the legislature as Senate Joint Resolution No. 31, would allow for voter ID. The proposal is sponsored by Sen. Will Kraus (R-8). Kraus is also sponsoring a bill in the legislature that would impose voter ID if it is approved by legislators.[1]

Support

Sen. Will Kraus is sponsoring the measure.[1]

Opposition

Secretary of State Jason Kander (D) expressed opposition toward the measure, saying the bill is "not only just wrong, but unconstitutional." Other opponents include Gov. Jay Nixon (D).[1]

Path to the ballot

See also: Amending the Missouri Constitution

Either chamber of the Missouri General Assembly is allowed to propose an amendment. A majority of members of both chambers must approve it; if they do, the proposed amendment goes on a statewide ballot for a popular vote of the people where if a simple majority approves it, it becomes part of the constitution.

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