Appeal and emergency stay filed as MO SoS Ashcroft says judge’s voter ID decision creating “mass confusion” at polls

Missourinet,  October 11, 2018

Cole County Circuit Court Judge Richard Callahan overturned the requirement for voters who don’t present a photo ID to sign an affidavit.

The attorney general’s office has filed an appeal and emergency stay to Judge Callahan’s ruling with the Missouri Supreme Court on behalf of Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft. ...

Callahan called the affidavit an “outright misstatement of law” and ruled that the requirement for a voter to sign it is a violation of a citizen’s right to vote. ...

In addition to tossing the affidavit provision in the voter ID law, Callahan’s ruling also forbids the state from advertising or distributing information that photo ID’s are required to vote. It further bars publicizing materials that tell voters they’ll be asked to show photo ID without stipulating the other forms of ID that can be used.

By Jason Taylor

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