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students try out a voting machine in Jennings
Dale Singer | St. Louis Public Radio

Just because they’re too young to vote doesn’t mean that students at Jennings Junior High lack strong opinions about the presidential candidates.

At an assembly held at the district’s high school Tuesday, the students got to take part in a town-hall style mock debate, then cast ballots at a real electronic voting machine — if their credentials weren’t turned away.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, July 8, 2011 - At least two additional suits have been filed challenging various aspects of the Missouri's proposed photo ID requirement for voters, which will be on the 2012 ballot.

One suit takes issue with state Auditor Tom Schweich's estimate that it could cost up to $6.5 million a year to implement the proposal, while the other questions the summary statement that will appear on the ballot.