Two advocacy groups, claiming the state has failed to provide necessary education to voters, have sued the state of Missouri in an effort to halt a new voter identification law.
The American Civil Liberties Union and the Advancement Project filed suit Thursday against Missouri over its new voter ID law. The suit claims the state failed to provide mandated funding for voter education, free voter IDs and birth certificates and training of poll workers.
The groups seek a temporary restraining order to block the law from remaining in effect during a special election July 11 in St. Louis. In-person absentee voting for the election begins Monday. An additional 52 Missouri counties go to the polls August 8.