Lawsuit Looks to Stop Voter Photo ID Requirement

5 years 11 months 3 weeks ago July 07, 2011 Jul 7, 2011 Thursday, July 07 2011 Thursday, July 07, 2011 9:33:00 AM CDT in News
By: Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A lawsuit is seeking to strike down a proposed constitutional amendment allowing a photo identification mandate for Missouri voters.

An attorney backing the lawsuit told The Associated Press Thursday that it contends the ballot summary approved by legislators is misleading and asks a judge to block the measure from the 2012 ballot.

Online court records show the lawsuit was filed Wednesday in Cole County Circuit Court.

The Republican-led Legislature earlier this year passed a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow a photo ID mandate and set parameters for a potential early voting period. If voters adopt the amendment, a separate law still would be needed to implement the provisions.

The proposed amendment seeks to get around a 2006 state Supreme Court ruling that declared a previous photo ID law unconstitutional.

 

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