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Missouri lawmakers pass voter photo ID requirement

Missouri lawmakers have passed a bill requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls.
Missouri lawmakers have passed a bill requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls.(Source: KFVS/Jordin Wyatt)
Published: May. 13, 2022 at 3:15 AM CDT
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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri lawmakers have passed a bill requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls.

The GOP-led House voted 97-47 Thursday to send the bill to Republican Gov. Mike Parson.

The bill would require voters to show government-issued photo identification to cast ballots.

Voters who don’t bring valid IDs could cast provisional ballots.

The bill would also allow two weeks of no-excuse absentee voting.

Voters could cast ballots up to two weeks prior to the date of an election.

Currently, voters need to cite an excuse for why they won’t be able to vote in-person on Election Day.

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