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SB 3 - Requires Photo Identification to Vote - Key Vote

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NOTE: AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION REQUIRES APPROVAL BY A SIMPLE MAJORITY IN THE HOUSE AND THE SENATE, AND THEN APPROVAL BY A SIMPLE MAJORITY OF VOTERS DURING AN ELECTION.

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Legislation - Vetoed (Executive) -

Title: Requires Photo Identification to Vote

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (25-9) -
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (99-52) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (26-7) - (Key vote)

Title: Requires Photo Identification to Vote

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that submits a constitutional amendment to the voters that requires voters to present photo identification prior to voting in an election, and specifies penalties for voter fraud.

Highlights:
  • Requires voters to produce acceptable personal identification prior to being issued a ballot, and specifies that acceptable personal identification consists of any one of the following (Sec. A):
    • A valid Missouri driver's license or nondriver's license;
    • Photo identification issued by the Missouri National Guard, United States Armed Forces, or the Department of Veterans Affairs; or
    • Any document issued by the United States or the State of Missouri which contains the signature of the voter, a photograph, and an expiration date.
  • Authorizes voters who are unable to produce personal identification to cast a provisional ballot; however the provisional ballot shall not be counted until the voter returns with acceptable personal identification (Sec. A).
  • Exempts a voter from the requirement to produce personal identification if the voter is unable to obtain personal identification as a result of one of the following conditions (Sec. A):
    • Physical or mental disability;
    • An inability to pay for the required documents;
    • A sincere religious belief;
    • The voter's driver's license was revoked after an arrest or summons, and the voter can provide the election authority with a copy of the traffic summons or temporary permit; or
    • The voter was born on or before January 1, 1941.
  • Specifies that eligible voters who attempt to vote at the incorrect polling place and refuse to go to the correct polling place when directed by the election authority may cast a provisional ballot at the incorrect polling place; however, the provisional ballot shall not be counted (Sec. A).
  • Specifies that any person who knowingly signs any name other than their own to any voter registration application shall be guilty of a Class B felony (Sec. A).
  • Specifies that any person who furnishes identification to an election official in order to cast a ballot with the knowledge that such identification is false shall be guilty of a Class B felony (Sec. A).
  • Requires every individual who requests 50 or more voter registration applications, and who is not a deputy registration official, to be at least 18 years of age and submit the following information to the secretary of state (Sec. A):
    • The individual's name, residential address, and mailing address;
    • Whether the individual expects to be paid for soliciting voter registrations and if so, the identity of the payor;
    • Whether the individual is acting on behalf of a group or organization, and if so, the identity of the group or organization; and
    • The individual's signature.
  • Requires the Secretary of State to provide individuals requesting voter registration applications with computer-based registration training or other registration training (Sec. A).
  • This act shall become effective only upon the approval by voters of a constitutional amendment (Sec. B).
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Requires Photo Identification to Vote

Note:

NOTE: AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION REQUIRES APPROVAL BY A SIMPLE MAJORITY IN THE HOUSE AND THE SENATE, AND THEN APPROVAL BY A SIMPLE MAJORITY OF VOTERS DURING AN ELECTION.

Sponsors

  • Bill Stouffer (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
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