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Missouri Republican Proposes Photo ID Requirement for Voters

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – A Republican lawmaker and Missouri secretary of state candidate is proposing a photo ID requirement for voters and changes to how ballot measures are handled.

Shane Schoeller said Thursday he would file the package for the annual January session. The proposals include creating new state commissions with authority over summaries for ballot measures and legislative redistricting.

Schoeller also proposed a new requirement that changes to voter-approved laws pass the Legislature by a greater margin than during its initial support by voters.

Included in Schoeller’s measures would be a requirement for voters to show a photo ID at the polls. A proposed constitutional amendment to allow a later photo ID law could appear on the ballot next year. Lawmakers passed that separate legislation but it was vetoed this year.

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