Lawsuit challenges proposed voter ID amendment
Thursday, July 7, 2011 | 10:41 a.m. CDT
JEFFERSON CITY — A lawsuit is seeking to strike down a proposed constitutional amendment allowing a photo identification mandate for Missouri voters.
An attorney backing the lawsuit said Thursday that it contends the ballot summary approved by legislators is misleading and asks a judge to block the measure from the 2012 ballot.
Online court records show the lawsuit was filed Wednesday in Cole County Circuit Court.
The Republican-led Legislature earlier this year passed a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow a photo ID mandate and set parameters for a potential early voting period. If voters adopt the amendment, a separate law still would be needed to implement the provisions.
The proposed amendment seeks to get around a 2006 state Supreme Court ruling that declared a previous photo ID law unconstitutional.
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