Voter Registration: Missouri lawsuit challenges photograph ID necessities

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A lawsuit difficult the constitutionality of Missouri’s new voter identification necessities is scheduled to go to trial on November 17. Here is a take a look at what the regulation does and why voting rights teams are suing:

What the regulation does

Missouri’s GOP-led Legislature final yr ended an almost two-decade marketing campaign by Republicans and handed a regulation requiring voters to indicate a photograph ID to solid ballots frequently.

Individuals who do not need a government-issued photograph ID can solid provisional ballots to be counted in the event that they return later that day with a photograph ID or if election officers confirm their signatures. The regulation requires the state to supply free photograph ID to those that do not need a card to vote.

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