Monday, May 12, 2008

MO Voter I.D. Update - Volume II

Following the U.S. Supreme Court's April 28 decision upholding Indiana's photo i.d. requirement for voting, I expressed my hope that the Missouri General Assembly would do something to put our state's similar law back into effect in time for the November elections.  Unfortunately, that was not possible since the Missouri law was struck down by our state Supreme Court based on the state constitution, not the U.S. Constitution.

Well, kudos should go out to our state legislators for doing the next best thing . . . the House of Representatives has already passed a bill that would place a proposed amendment to the Missouri Constitution on November's ballot that would require photo identification in all future elections.  The measure has also passed through a state Senate committee, which recommended passage, and should be taken up by the full Senate very soon.

Here's hoping that this common sense amendment makes it to Governor Blunt's desk, onto the ballot, and into the constitution.

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