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Mo. House rewrites voter ID ballot summary

Mo. House rewrites voter ID ballot summary

April 11th, 2012 in News

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri House members have rewritten the ballot language for a proposed constitutional amendment clearing the way for someday requiring voters to show photo identification.

Lawmakers approved the photo ID measure last year and wrote a summary that would go on a statewide ballot this year.

A judge recently struck down the summary because it referred to the proposed constitutional amendment as the "Voter Protection Act" - a phrase that doesn't appear in the measure itself. The new ballot summary removes the phrase.

House members voted 102-55 on Wednesday for a resolution containing the new language. But some have questioned if the Legislature can use a resolution to change the ballot summary for a measure that passed the previous year.

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Voter ID measure is HCR53.

Online:

House: http://www.house.mo.gov