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Missouri Senate committee backs voter registration changes

Tuesday, January 24, 2012 | 7:58 a.m. CST; updated 12:44 p.m. CST, Tuesday, January 24, 2012

JEFFERSON CITY — A Missouri Senate committee is backing legislation revising the law on registering multiple voters.

The bill would require anyone except deputy registration officials to register with the Secretary of State's office when requesting more than 50 voter registration forms.

The person making the request would have to say if he or she is acting on behalf of a group or organization, and to identify the group.

The legislation would also increase criminal penalties for people who provide false identification to election officials or sign registration documents with a name other than their own.

Supporters of the bill said it will help curb fraudulent registrations in future elections.

Monday's vote of 7-2 sends the bill to the full Senate.

 


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