Missouri Supreme Court To Decide If Voters Without Photo ID Must Sign Affidavit

St. Louis Public Radio,  October 4, 2019

"The Missouri Supreme Court heard arguments Thursday on whether a portion of the state’s voter identification law is unconstitutional. 

The law allows three methods to cast a vote. People can show a photo ID; another form of identification, like a utility bill, but are then required to sign an affidavit; or they can cast a provisional ballot, which will only count once they return to show ID or election workers match their signatures with a past ballot. 

The signed affidavit option is what Priorities USA, a Democratic-aligned voting rights group, argues is unconstitutional. Last year, Senior Cole County Circuit Judge Richard Callahan agreed, saying the language in the affidavit was misleading and confusing. 

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If the Supreme Court finds it unconstitutional, the state Legislature could rewrite portions of the voter ID law or the affidavit itself."

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