Putting ballot in the box
Putting ballot in the box

Photo ID Bill on Governors Desk

State lawmakers have given final approval to photo ID legislation, which is now on Governor Parson’s desk.

It requires voters to show a government-issued photo ID to vote. An example would be a driver’s license. The bill also allows two weeks of no-excuse absentee voting.

Opponents say 200-thousand-plus Missouri voters lack ID, including seniors and disabled residents. Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft says his office helps Missourians obtain a free voter ID.

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