Photo ID, Early Voting to Appear on Missouri Ballot

7 years 11 months 1 week ago Monday, May 09 2011 May 9, 2011 Monday, May 09, 2011 5:22:00 PM CDT May 09, 2011 in News
By: Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri voters will get to decide a proposed amendment to the state Constitution that could change the requirements for voting in future elections.

Lawmakers gave final approval Monday to a measure that would authorize a law requiring registered voters to show a government-issued photo identification before casting ballots. It
would also allow for an advance voting period before Election Day.

The two-prong measure will appear on the 2012 ballot. Legislators approved a voter ID requirement in 2006, but the Missouri Supreme Court struck it down as unconstitutional. This
year's measure is intended to address that issue.

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