MO House Approves Photo ID and Early Voting

9 years 3 months 1 week ago Tuesday, February 15 2011 Feb 15, 2011 Tuesday, February 15, 2011 10:22:01 AM CST February 15, 2011 in Continuous News
Source: Associated Press

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.

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