Judge Considers Missouri Voter ID Measure Lawsuit
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A judge is preparing to hear arguments in a lawsuit challenging a proposed amendment to the Missouri Constitution that would clear the way for requiring voters to show photo identification.
The lawsuit contends the ballot summary approved by lawmakers for a future statewide vote is misleading.
Cole County Circuit Judge Pat Joyce scheduled a hearing Friday in the case.
The Republican-led Legislature last year passed a proposed constitutional amendment that would clear the way for separate legislation requiring a photo ID to vote and allowing an early voting period.
The proposed amendment seeks to get around a 2006 Missouri Supreme Court ruling that declared a previous photo ID law unconstitutional.