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HB 1631 - Requires Individuals to Present Certain Identification to Vote - Missouri Key Vote

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Title: Requires Individuals to Present Certain Identification to Vote

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to override a veto of a bill that requires individuals to present certain identification to vote.

Highlights:

  • Requires an individual to present a form of personal identification to election officials in order to vote in a public election (Sec. A).
  • Authorizes certain types of personal identification to vote including, but not limited to, the following (Sec. A):
    • A current Missouri driver’s license;
    • A current Missouri non-driver’s license; and
    • A current photo identification issued by the Missouri National Guard, the Armed Forces, or the Department of Veteran Affairs.
  • Specifies that a document is an authorized form of personal identification if it meets the following requirements (Sec. A):
    • The document contains the name and photograph of the individual;
    • The document is not expired or expired after the date of the most recent election; and
    • The document was issued by the United States or the state of Missouri.
  • Authorizes a qualified individual without an approved form of personal identification to vote by regular ballot provided that they sign a statement acknowledging identification requirements and present an alternative identification type including, but not limited to, the following (Sec. A):
    • Identification issued by the US government;
    • Identification issued by a Missouri institution of higher learning; or
    • A current utility bill which lists the name and address of the individual.
  • Authorizes a qualified individual without an approved form of personal identification who will not sign the above mentioned statement to vote by provisional ballot, to be counted if the individual returns to the polling place with approved identification or the identity of the individual is otherwise confirmed by the election authority (Sec. A).
  • Requires the state and fee offices to provide 1 free form of personal identification to a qualified individual seeking to vote who does not possess a form of identification (Sec. A).
  • Appropriates state funds to reimburse election authorities for costs associated with the implementation of the provisions of this bill (Sec. A).
  • Requires the state department to provide advance notice of personal identification requirements at polling places through, but not limited to, the following (Sec. A):
    • Advertisements and public service announcements in print, television, radio, and cable television media; and
    • Posting of pertinent information on the opening pages of the official internet websites of the secretary of the state and governor.
  • Specifies that if state funds are not appropriated, election authorities will not enforce the personal identification requirements (Sec. A).

NOTE: A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY OF MEMBERS ELECTED IS REQUIRED TO OVERRIDE A GOVERNOR'S VETO.

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Title: Requires Individuals to Present Certain Identification to Vote

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to override a veto of a bill that requires individuals to present certain identification to vote.

Highlights:

  • Requires an individual to present a form of personal identification to election officials in order to vote in a public election (Sec. A).
  • Authorizes certain types of personal identification to vote including, but not limited to, the following (Sec. A):
    • A current Missouri driver’s license;
    • A current Missouri non-driver’s license; and
    • A current photo identification issued by the Missouri National Guard, the Armed Forces, or the Department of Veteran Affairs.
  • Specifies that a document is an authorized form of personal identification if it meets the following requirements (Sec. A):
    • The document contains the name and photograph of the individual;
    • The document is not expired or expired after the date of the most recent election; and
    • The document was issued by the United States or the state of Missouri.
  • Authorizes a qualified individual without an approved form of personal identification to vote by regular ballot provided that they sign a statement acknowledging identification requirements and present an alternative identification type including, but not limited to, the following (Sec. A):
    • Identification issued by the US government;
    • Identification issued by a Missouri institution of higher learning; or
    • A current utility bill which lists the name and address of the individual.
  • Authorizes a qualified individual without an approved form of personal identification who will not sign the above mentioned statement to vote by provisional ballot, to be counted if the individual returns to the polling place with approved identification or the identity of the individual is otherwise confirmed by the election authority (Sec. A).
  • Requires the state and fee offices to provide 1 free form of personal identification to a qualified individual seeking to vote who does not possess a form of identification (Sec. A).
  • Appropriates state funds to reimburse election authorities for costs associated with the implementation of the provisions of this bill (Sec. A).
  • Requires the state department to provide advance notice of personal identification requirements at polling places through, but not limited to, the following (Sec. A):
    • Advertisements and public service announcements in print, television, radio, and cable television media; and
    • Posting of pertinent information on the opening pages of the official internet websites of the secretary of the state and governor.
  • Specifies that if state funds are not appropriated, election authorities will not enforce the personal identification requirements (Sec. A).

NOTE: A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY OF MEMBERS ELECTED IS REQUIRED TO OVERRIDE A GOVERNOR'S VETO.

Title: Requires Individuals to Present Certain Identification to Vote

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Title: Requires Individuals to Present Certain Identification to Vote

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with Senate amendments and pass a bill that requires an individual to present certain identification in order to vote.

Highlights:

  • Requires an individual to present a form of personal identification to election officials in order to vote in a public election (Sec. A).
  • Authorizes certain types of personal identification to vote including, but not limited to, the following (Sec. A):
    • A current Missouri driver’s license;
    • A current Missouri non-driver’s license; and
    • A current photo identification issued by the Missouri National Guard, the Armed Forces, or the Department of Veteran Affairs.
  • Specifies that a document is an authorized form of personal identification if it meets the following requirements (Sec. A):
    • The document contains the name and photograph of the individual;
    • The document is not expired or expired after the date of the most recent election; and
    • The document was issued by the United States or the state of Missouri.
  • Authorizes a qualified individual without an approved form of personal identification to vote by regular ballot provided that they sign a statement acknowledging identification requirements and present an alternative identification type including, but not limited to, the following (Sec. A):
    • Identification issued by the US government;
    • Identification issued by a Missouri institution of higher learning; or
    • A current utility bill which lists the name and address of the individual.
  • Authorizes a qualified individual without an approved form of personal identification who will not sign the above mentioned statement to vote by provisional ballot, to be counted if the individual returns to the polling place with approved identification or the identity of the individual is otherwise confirmed by the election authority (Sec. A).
  • Requires the state and fee offices to provide 1 free form of personal identification to a qualified individual seeking to vote who does not possess a form of identification (Sec. A).
  • Appropriates state funds to reimburse election authorities for costs associated with the implementation of the provisions of this bill (Sec. A).
  • Requires the state department to provide advance notice of personal identification requirements at polling places through, but not limited to, the following (Sec. A):
    • Advertisements and public service announcements in print, television, radio, and cable television media; and
    • Posting of pertinent information on the opening pages of the official internet websites of the secretary of the state and governor.
  • Specifies that if state funds are not appropriated, election authorities will not enforce the personal identification requirements (Sec. A).

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Title: Requires Individuals to Present Certain Identification to Vote

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires an individual to present certain identification in order to vote.

Highlights:

  • Requires an individual to present a form of personal identification to election officials in order to vote in a public election (Sec. A).
  • Authorizes certain types of personal identification to vote including, but not limited to, the following (Sec. A):
    • A current Missouri driver’s license;
    • A current Missouri non-driver’s license; and
    • A current photo identification issued by the Missouri National Guard, the Armed Forces, or the Department of Veteran Affairs.
  • Specifies that a document is an authorized form of personal identification if it meets the following requirements (Sec. A):
    • The document contains the name and photograph of the individual;
    • The document is not expired or expired after the date of the most recent election; and
    • The document was issued by the United States or the state of Missouri.
  • Authorizes a qualified individual without an approved form of personal identification to vote by regular ballot provided that they sign a statement acknowledging identification requirements and present an alternative identification type including, but not limited to, the following (Sec. A):
    • Identification issued by the US government;
    • Identification issued by a Missouri institution of higher learning; or
    • A current utility bill which lists the name and address of the individual.
  • Authorizes a qualified individual without an approved form of personal identification who will not sign the above mentioned statement to vote by provisional ballot, to be counted if the individual returns to the polling place with approved identification or the identity of the individual is otherwise confirmed by the election authority (Sec. A).
  • Requires the state and fee offices to provide 1 free form of personal identification to a qualified individual seeking to vote who does not possess a form of identification (Sec. A).
  • Appropriates state funds to reimburse election authorities for costs associated with the implementation of the provisions of this bill (Sec. A).
  • Requires the state department to provide advance notice of personal identification requirements at polling places through, but not limited to, the following (Sec. A):
    • Advertisements and public service announcements in print, television, radio, and cable television media; and
    • Posting of pertinent information on the opening pages of the official internet websites of the secretary of the state and governor.
  • Specifies that if state funds are not appropriated, election authorities will not enforce the personal identification requirements (Sec. A).

See How Your Politicians Voted

Title: Requires Individuals to Present Certain Identification to Vote

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires an individual to present certain identification in order to vote.

Highlights:

  • Requires individuals to present a form of personal identification to election officials in order to vote in a public election (Sec. A).
  • Authorizes the use of the following forms of personal identification to vote (Sec. A):
    • A non-expired Missouri driver’s license;
    • A non-expired Missouri non-driver’s license; or
    • A non-expired photo identification issued by the Missouri National Guard, the United States Armed Forces, or the United States Department of Veteran Affairs.
  • Specifies that a document that meets all of the following requirements is an acceptable form of personal identification (Sec. A):
    • The document contains the name of the individual;
    • The document contains a photograph of the individual;
    • The document includes an expiration date and is not expired or, if expired, expired after the date of the most recent general election; and
    • The document was issued by the United States of the state of Missouri.
  • Specifies that an individual seeking to vote who is without a form of personal identification and who is otherwise qualified to vote may execute an affidavit if the individual is unable to obtain a form of personal identification for one of the following reasons (Sec. A):
    • The individual has a physical or mental handicap;
    • The individual is unable to pay for a birth certification or other supporting documents necessary for obtaining an authorized form of personal identification;
    • The individual holds religious beliefs against forms of personal identification; or
    • The individual was born on or before January 1, 1946.
  • Specifies that any individual denied the ability to cast a regular ballot due to lack of photographic identification shall be allowed to vote by provisional ballot (Sec. A).
  • Specifies that if an individual casts a provisional ballot without having his or her identity verified by election judges, the provisional ballot shall not be counted unless the individual returns to the election authority within 3 days after the election and provides a form of personal identification to allow for verification of his or her identity (Sec. A).
  • Requires the state and all fee offices to provide a free form of personal identification to individuals seeking to vote who are without a form of identification and otherwise qualified to vote (Sec. A).
  • Appropriates state funds to reimburse all election authorities for costs associated with the implementation of the photo identification requirements (Sec. A).
  • -Specifies that if state funds are not appropriated, election authorities shall not enforce the photo identification requirements (Sec. A).

Title: Requires Individuals to Present Certain Identification to Vote

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