Secretary of State candidate Jay Ashcroft, R-St. Louis, challenged Democrat Secretary of State candidate Robin Smith to a debate on the merits of a constitutional amendment that Ashcroft has filed that would allow for the implementation of a photo voter ID law for Missouri.
The Kansas division of a federal civil rights commission will investigate whether voter identification laws have affected turnout around the state.
A Republican candidate for Missouri secretary of state now can gather signatures for a voter identification initiative petition.
A Republican candidate for the Missouri Secretary of State is pushing an initiative petition that would allow the Legislature to require voters to present photo identification at the polls.
The legislation cleared the House earlier this year, but is stalled in the Senate as the annual session enters its final week.
Every two years election authorities in Missouri are required to conduct a voter canvass to make sure the data base matches the actual number of voters.
At the core of the photo voter ID debate is politics, Constitutional law professor Greg Magarian said
Republicans have pushed similar bills for several years, with last year’s version passing the House but dying in the Senate.
The leader of a Missouri House committee says she’ll reschedule a 6:45 a.m. hearing after opponents of the measure complained.
Ken Cuccinelli aspires to be the next governor of Virginia after spending four years trying to deny women’s health care rights, blocking Obamacare and forcing his ideology and personal beliefs on the Commonwealth of Virginia.