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.
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The voter's driver's license was revoked after an arrest or summons, and the voter can provide the election authority with a copy of the traffic summons or temporary permit; or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).