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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A judge is preparing to hear arguments in a lawsuit challenging a proposed amendment to the Missouri Constitution that would clear the way for requiring voters to show photo identification.

The lawsuit contends the ballot summary approved by lawmakers for a future statewide vote is misleading.

Cole County Circuit Judge Pat Joyce scheduled a hearing Friday in the case.

The Republican-led Legislature last year passed a proposed constitutional amendment that would clear the way for separate legislation requiring a photo ID to vote and allowing an early voting period.

The proposed amendment seeks to get around a 2006 Missouri Supreme Court ruling that declared a previous photo ID law unconstitutional.

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