How effective are voter ID laws?

Jul 29, 2013

Watch the show and join the conversation on the Intersection website.

On Thursday, the U.S. Justice Department announced its plans to take legal action to force the state of Texas to seek federal approval before making changes to its election laws. The move comes weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a provision of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 requiring some Southern states and jurisdictions to obtain such permission from the federal government.

While Missouri isn’t included in that provision of the Voting Rights Act, it still got us thinking: Are there any modern barriers to voting in our state? This week on Intersection, we’ll explore that question and talk about ways to make voting more accessible. 


Nancy Copenhaver, board member, Missouri League of Women Voters

Mary Ratliff, president, Missouri NAACP

Denise Lieberman, Senior Attorney for the Advancement Project’s Voter Protection Program (joining by Skype)