Photo ID, early voting to appear on Missouri ballot - KMOV.com

Photo ID, early voting to appear on Missouri ballot

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By Afton Spriggs By Afton Spriggs

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri voters will get to decide a proposed amendment to the state Constitution that could change the requirements for voting in future elections.

Lawmakers gave final approval Monday to a measure that would authorize a law requiring registered voters to show a government-issued photo identification before casting ballots. It would also allow for an advance voting period before Election Day.

The two-prong measure will appear on the 2012 ballot.

Legislators approved a voter ID requirement in 2006, but the Missouri Supreme Court struck it down as unconstitutional. This year's measure is intended to address that issue.

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Voter measures are SJR2.

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Legislature: http://www.moga.mo.gov

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