photo ID http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Missouri House Passes Photo ID Requirement For Voting http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-house-passes-photo-id-requirement-voting <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Missouri House has passed two pieces of legislation that would usher in photo ID requirements for voters.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">First, the House passed <a href="http://house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HJR47&amp;year=2014&amp;code=R">HJR 47</a>, a proposed constitutional amendment to</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> allow for photo ID requirements at the polls.</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> This proposed amendment would also need voter approval.</span></p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 22:59:51 +0000 Marshall Griffin 34058 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri House Passes Photo ID Requirement For Voting Opponents Of Photo ID Dominate State Senate Hearing On Bill http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/opponents-photo-id-dominate-state-senate-hearing-bill <p>A Missouri Senate committee heard testimony Monday on the latest effort by Republicans to require voters to show photo identification at the polls.</p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 01:58:22 +0000 Marshall Griffin 33300 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Opponents Of Photo ID Dominate State Senate Hearing On Bill Mo. House Gives 1st-Round Approval To Photo Voter I.D. Legislation http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-gives-1st-round-approval-photo-voter-id-legislation <p>The <a href="http://house.mo.gov/default.aspx">Missouri House</a> has given first-round approval to a pair of bills that would institute photo ID requirements for voters.</p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 07:36:02 +0000 Marshall Griffin 9283 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House Gives 1st-Round Approval To Photo Voter I.D. Legislation Mo. Legislative Black Caucus Opposes Photo Voter I.D. Legislation http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-legislative-black-caucus-opposes-photo-voter-id-legislation <p>The Missouri Legislative Black Caucus is speaking out against legislation in both the House and Senate that would require voters to show photo ID’s at the polls.</p><p>In each chamber there are proposed constitutional amendments that would allow for photo ID requirements, along with accompanying bills that would enact the proposed requirements -- <a href="http://house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HB48&amp;year=2013&amp;code=R">HB 48</a> and <a href="http://house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HJR1&amp;year=2013&amp;code=R">HJR 1</a> in the <a href="http://house.mo.gov/default.aspx">Missouri House</a>, and <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/13info/BTS_Web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&amp;BillID=16944738">SB 27</a> and <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/13info/bts_web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&amp;BillID=16944803">SJR 6</a> in the <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/">Missouri Senate</a>.&nbsp; <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/13info/members/mem05.htm">State Senator Jamilah Nasheed </a>(D, St. Louis) chairs the caucus.&nbsp; She and other caucus members say Republicans are trying to suppress the voting rights of minorities, the disabled, the poor and elderly. Tue, 05 Feb 2013 23:51:43 +0000 Marshall Griffin 9014 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Legislative Black Caucus Opposes Photo Voter I.D. Legislation House GOP Trying Again To Require Photo ID's For Voting In Mo. http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/house-gop-trying-again-require-photo-ids-voting-mo <p class="js-tweet-text">Republicans in the <a href="http://house.mo.gov/default.aspx">Missouri House</a> are making another attempt to pass legislation that would require voters to show photo identification at the polls.</p><p class="js-tweet-text">No one testified in favor of the proposal at a House hearing today -- everyone who testified either opposed requiring photo ID’s for voting or were neutral and speaking for informational purposes only.&nbsp; In addition to mandating photo identification,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HB48">House Bill 48&nbsp;</a>would allow anyone who does not have a photo ID to vote with a provisional ballot, which would not be counted until the voter’s identity is verified.&nbsp; John Scott with the Secretary of State’s office&nbsp;told the House Committee on Elections&nbsp;that Missouri voters would still be disenfranchised. Tue, 29 Jan 2013 22:49:22 +0000 Marshall Griffin 8796 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org House GOP Trying Again To Require Photo ID's For Voting In Mo. Photo ID Not Required To Vote In Mo., Carnahan Reminds Citizens http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/photo-id-not-required-vote-mo-carnahan-reminds-citizens <p>There has been a lot of talk this year about changing I.D. requirements for voters, but&nbsp;<a href="http://sos.mo.gov/">Secretary of State Robin Carnahan</a> (D) wants residents to know that the law hasn’t changed in Missouri.</p><p>Carnahan says voters&nbsp;can bring a driver’s license or other photo I.D. to the polls if they so choose, but that photo identification is not mandatory.</p> Thu, 25 Oct 2012 22:04:05 +0000 Marshall Griffin 5779 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Photo ID Not Required To Vote In Mo., Carnahan Reminds Citizens Voter photo ID lawsuit heard in Jefferson City http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/voter-photo-id-lawsuit-heard-jefferson-city <p>A lawsuit seeking to block<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/11info/BTS_Web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&amp;BillID=4065296"> a proposed constitutional amendment </a>regarding voter identification in Missouri was heard today in Cole County.</p><p>The ballot measure was passed last year by the General Assembly&nbsp;and is scheduled to go before Missouri voters in November.&nbsp; If approved, it would clear the way for lawmakers to pass enabling legislation to require voters to show a photo ID at the polls.&nbsp; Tony Rothert is an attorney with the<a href="http://www.aclu-em.org/"> ACLU of Eastern Missouri</a>.&nbsp; He calls the ballot measure misleading. Fri, 16 Mar 2012 21:21:26 +0000 Marshall Griffin & The Associated Press 3280 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Voter photo ID lawsuit heard in Jefferson City Debate on voter ID underway in Mo. House http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/debate-voter-id-underway-mo-house <p>The<a href="http://house.mo.gov/default.aspx"> Missouri House&nbsp;</a>has begun debate&nbsp;on a bill that would<a href="http://house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HB1104&amp;year=2012&amp;code=R"> require voters to show&nbsp;photo identification&nbsp;at the polls</a>.</p><p>House leaders had intended to hold a first-round vote on the measure Monday, but it was delayed because of the large number of Democrats who spoke against the bill.&nbsp; <a href="http://house.mo.gov/member.aspx?year=2012&amp;district=026">Joe Aull </a>(D, Marshall)&nbsp;used&nbsp;<a href="http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=S000465">former Missouri Congressman Ike Skelton</a> (D)&nbsp;as an example of how he says some elderly citizens could be disenfranchised by the bill.&nbsp; Aull says Skelton attempted to get a photo ID for himself after the 2006 voter ID law was passed, but he was turned down. Tue, 07 Feb 2012 03:42:22 +0000 Marshall Griffin 3017 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Debate on voter ID underway in Mo. House Mo. House committee passes voter ID bill http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-committee-passes-voter-id-bill <p><a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HB1104">Legislation that would require Missouri voters to show photo identification at the polls </a>has passed a State House committee.</p><p>Voters who don&rsquo;t have a photo ID would be required to use provisional ballots, which would be counted once their identities are correctly verified.&nbsp;&nbsp;It passed 7 to 3&nbsp;on a straight party line vote, with every Republican on the&nbsp;House Elections&nbsp;Committee voting &ldquo;yes&rdquo; and every Democrat voting &ldquo;no.&rdquo;&nbsp; The sponsor,<a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/member.aspx?district=139&amp;year=2012"> House Speaker Pro-tem Shane Schoeller</a> (R, Willard), says the bill shouldn&rsquo;t be divisive. Tue, 24 Jan 2012 21:45:57 +0000 Marshall Griffin 2931 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House committee passes voter ID bill Suit challenges Mo. voter photo ID http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/suit-challenges-mo-voter-photo-id <p>A lawsuit is seeking to strike down <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/11info/BTS_Web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&amp;BillID=4065296">a proposed constitutional amendment</a> allowing a photo identification mandate for Missouri voters.</p><p>The measure passed the Missouri General Assembly this session and is scheduled to go before voters in November 2012.</p><p>It would ask voters to amend the state Constitution and allow lawmakers to enact early voting laws and photo ID requirements.</p> Thu, 07 Jul 2011 16:05:07 +0000 The Associated Press & Kelsey Proud 1591 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Suit challenges Mo. voter photo ID