“Missouri House Republicans advance voter ID bills over Democratic opposition”

KC Star:

The Missouri House on Wednesday gave initial approval to a pair of bills that would require Missourians to present a photo ID to vote in public elections.

Both bills are expected to pass the House and be sent to the Senate on Thursday.

The first bill would amend the state’s constitution, upon voter approval, to allow Missouri to require a photo ID to cast a ballot. The proposal, sponsored by Rep. Tony Dugger, a Wright County Republican, is a response to a 2006 Missouri Supreme Court ruling that found a voter ID law unconstitutional.

The second bill, sponsored by Rep. Justin Alferman, a Hermann Republican, would limitforms of acceptable identification at polling locations to government-issued photo IDs. These would include non-expired driver’s and non-driver’s licenses and military IDs. It would not include things like university IDs.

Gee, I wonder why no university ids?  So hard to figure.

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