voter id

8:06 am
Tue May 13, 2014

Missouri Senate tackles early voting, abortion bill and voter ID in final week of session

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Republicans in the Missouri Senate succeeded in passing two of their top priorities early Tuesday morning.

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3:36 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

House approves voter ID requirement bill

Two bills changing identification requirements for Missouri voters head to the Senate following approval in the House. Missourians would then vote on the constitutional amendment requiring photo ID.
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The Missouri House has passed legislation that would require voters to show photo identification at polling places.

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5:07 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

Bill would require photo ID for voters

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  Missouri voters would be required to show photo identification before casting ballots under legislation endorsed by the Missouri House today.

The House gave first-round approval to two measures that would enact the requirement. One is a state constitutional amendment that would require a photo ID during elections. The other bill would actually implement this requirement.

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8:26 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Mo. House could debate photo voter ID measures

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Missouri House members could consider a proposal that would require voters to show official photo identification at the polls.

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8:53 am
Thu February 13, 2014

Mo. House panel endorses photo-ID bill

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A Missouri House committee has endorsed legislation requiring voters to show official photo identification at polling places.

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8:18 am
Tue January 28, 2014

Opponents Of Photo ID Dominate State Senate Hearing On Bill

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Originally published on Mon January 27, 2014 8:20 pm

A Missouri Senate committee heard testimony Monday on the latest effort by Republicans to require voters to show photo identification at the polls.

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10:45 am
Thu August 1, 2013

Voting Rights Act ruling could lead to stricter legislation in Missouri

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The recent U.S. Supreme Court decision on the Voting Rights Act of 1965 effectively ended a policy of requiring certain states and jurisdictions with a history of voting discrimination to obtain federal approval before making changes to its election laws. 

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5:26 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

How effective are voter ID laws?

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

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8:50 am
Thu February 14, 2013

Mo. House Gives 1st-Round Approval To Photo Voter I.D. Legislation

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Originally published on Thu February 14, 2013 3:48 pm

The Missouri House has given first-round approval to a pair of bills that would institute photo ID requirements for voters.

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5:38 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

House GOP Trying Again To Require Photo ID's For Voting In Mo.

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Originally published on Wed January 30, 2013 9:31 am

Republicans in the Missouri House are making another attempt to pass legislation that would require voters to show photo identification at the polls.

No one testified in favor of the proposal at a House hearing today -- everyone who testified either opposed requiring photo ID’s for voting or were neutral and speaking for informational purposes only.  In addition to mandating photo identification, House Bill 48 would allow anyone who does not have a photo ID to vote with a provisional ballot, which would not be counted until the voter’s identity is verified.  John Scott with the Secretary of State’s office told the House Committee on Elections that Missouri voters would still be disenfranchised.

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2:58 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

Election Day turnout

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Voter turnout has been heavy in portions of Missouri this morning, according to the Secretary of State’s office. 

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4:28 pm
Tue May 22, 2012

Missouri voter photo ID measure kept off ballot

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The Missouri secretary of state says this year's ballot will not include a proposed constitutional amendment clearing the way for a photo identification requirement at the polls.

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8:59 am
Thu April 12, 2012

Mo. House approves new voter ID bill language

Missouri House members have rewritten the ballot language for a proposed constitutional amendment clearing the way for someday requiring voters to show photo identification.

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4:20 pm
Fri March 16, 2012

Lawsuit filed against voter identification legislation

 A lawsuit seeking to block a proposed constitutional amendment regarding voter identification in Missouri was heard today in Jefferson City.

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5:27 pm
Thu February 9, 2012

MO House passes voter ID bill

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The Missouri House has passed legislation that would require voters to show photo identification at the polls. 

The Thursday vote split exactly along party lines.

Democrats hammered away at Republicans’ arguments that the bill would combat voter fraud, saying there hasn’t been a documented case of voter fraud in decades – and that the bill does nothing to deal with voter registration fraud.  GOP House Member Todd Richardson of Poplar Bluff disagreed.

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3:07 pm
Tue February 7, 2012

MO House endorses voter photo ID requirement

Missouri lawmakers are trying again to require voters to show photo identification at the polls.

House members Tuesday gave first-round approval to the photo-ID requirement by a 104-54 vote. The measure needs another vote before moving to the Senate.

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11:15 am
Wed January 25, 2012

Newscast for January 25, 2012

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Defeated voter ID bill resurfaces
  • A proposed tax increase on hotel rooms could help finance improvements to the Columbia Regional Airport
  • Missouri casino operators resist tax to fund state-operated veterans' homes
  • MU leaders discuss budget constraints 
  • Threatening stickers planted outside Missouri congressional offices
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