Missouri Secretary of State candidates push voter photo ID requirement - KMOV.com

Missouri Secretary of State candidates push voter photo ID requirement

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Three Missouri lawmakers running for secretary of state pledge to push for a requirement that voters show a photo ID.

Republicans have tried in recent years to enact the requirement while battling Democratic Secretary of State Robin Carnahan, who opposes the idea. The two state senators and a state House member competing in the Republican primary Aug. 7 want to change that policy. The secretary of state's duties include overseeing elections.

The GOP primary features Scott Rupp, of Wentzville; Bill Stouffer, from the Marshall area, and Shane Schoeller, of Willard.

The race opened up when Carnahan announced last September she would not seek a third term. Democratic House member Jason Kander, of Kansas City, declared his candidacy minutes later and faces only token opposition in the primary.

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