Missouri House votes to revise voter ID law after Supreme Court ruling

St. Louis Post-Dispatch,  March 2, 2020

"A Republican plan to tighten Missouri’s voter ID law was approved in the House on Monday.

The proposal, sponsored by Rep. John Simmons, R-Washington, moved forward by a vote of 109-45. It now goes to the Senate.

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The legislation would replace a provision that governs provisional ballots for voters without a photo ID, after the Missouri Supreme Court ruled last month that it was unconstitutional.

Under Simmons’ proposal, voters casting a provisional ballot would have to sign a form stating they’ll return to the polling place the same day with a valid ID to have their vote counted. The ballot would be counted if a person’s signature matches what’s on file with election authorities."

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