Gov. Nixon sets date for voter ID measure

11 months 1 day 3 hours ago May 23, 2016 May 23, 2016 Monday, May 23 2016 Monday, May 23, 2016 5:34:00 PM CDT in News
By: Christina Salonikas and Lauren Donovan, KOMU 8 Digital Reporters

JEFFERSON CITY - Gov. Jay Nixon has set a date for the vote on a constitutional amendment ballot. 

The ballot vote is set for the general election on Nov. 8, 2016 and if approved would place additional voter-identification requirements on Missourians.

The Missouri Supreme Court in the past has ruled against the photo ID requirements. Republicans though have argued for the use of a photo ID at the polls, saying it can prevent voter fraud. On the other side, democrats say the requirement is unfair to those who lack a driver's license or any other form of identification. 

 Missourians who are not yet registered to vote can find information on the Missouri's Secretary of State's website.

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