MO House Approves Photo ID and Early Voting
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A Missouri House committee has endorsed a pair of measures that could allow voters to cast ballots before Election Day and be required to show a photo ID at the polls.
The panel also approved legislation to implement a photo ID requirement and early voting period.
Lawmakers have considered similar proposals in recent years. Earlier this year, a Senate committee approved measures designed to create a photo ID requirement. Senators have discussed their proposals this week. The Missouri Supreme Court declared a 2006 state law requiring voters to show a government-issued photo identification unconstitutional, saying it infringed on the fundamental right to vote.