This week, the Missouri General Assembly voted to override Governor Nixon’s veto of HB 1631, a bill that requires voters to show a photo ID in order to vote. HB 1631 will only take effect, however, if Missouri voters approve a ballot measure in the November election amending the Missouri Constitution to permit the state to require photo IDs for voting.
If the ballot measure is approved in November, Missouri voters would be required to show a government-issued photo ID to vote. In the absence of a photo ID, voters wishing to cast a ballot would be required to present a utility bill, or other document, providing proof of residence and to sign an affidavit attesting to their identity.
The Missouri Catholic Conference has not taken a position on the ballot measure, but has put together these Quick Facts for further consideration of this issue.