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Robin Carnahan wants special session for voter ID

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Sec. of State Robin Carnahan

By AP/KWMU

Jefferson City, Mo. – Secretary of State Robin Carnahan wants Governor Blunt to call a special legislative session to allocate money for implementing a voter ID bill. Blunt's office quickly dismissed the suggestion.

The Republican governor plans to sign the measure. It will require voters to show a Missouri or federal government-issued photo ID to cast a ballot starting in November.

The bill requires the secretary of state's office to publicize the requirement. And the Revenue Department must go around to nursing homes and elsewhere to help people lacking a state ID card obtain one.

Supporters say the expenses could be absorbed from existing budgets or provided for next year.

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