Missouri Passes Constitutional Amendment to Allow Voter ID
With 63% voting in favor, voters in Missouri passed a constitutional amendment that will allow the state to enact a law requiring photo ID to vote. The amendment gives state constitutional approval to a bill passed earlier this year to require a photo ID. With the passage of the constitutional amendment, photo ID is now required in Missouri:
Amendment 6 changes the Missouri Constitution to require voters to present ID when voting. Passage of this amendment adds this section to the Missouri Constitution: Section 11. A person seeking to vote in person in public elections may be required by general law to identify himself or herself and verify his or her qualifications as a citizen of the United States of America and a resident of the state of Missouri by providing election officials with a form of identification, which may include requiring valid government-issued photo identification. Exceptions to the identification requirement may also be provided for by general law.