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Mo. House Panel Approves Photo ID, Early Voting

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri House committee has endorsed a pair of measures that could allow voters to cast ballots before Election Day and be required to show a photo ID at the polls.

The House Elections Committee voted along party lines Tuesday to endorse a constitutional amendment that would allow both voting changes. The panel also approved legislation to implement a photo ID requirement and early voting period.

Lawmakers have considered similar proposals in recent years. Earlier this year, a Senate committee approved measures designed to create a photo ID requirement. Senators have discussed their proposals this week.

The Missouri Supreme Court declared a 2006 state law requiring voters to show a government-issued photo identification unconstitutional, saying it infringed on the fundamental right to vote.


Copyright 2011 The Associated Press

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