JEFFERSON CITY — A judge is preparing to hear arguments in a lawsuit challenging a proposed amendment to the Missouri Constitution that would require voters to show photo identification.
The lawsuit contends that the ballot summary approved by lawmakers for a future statewide vote is misleading.
Cole County Circuit Judge Pat Joyce scheduled a hearing Friday in the case.
The Republican-led legislature last year passed a proposed constitutional amendment that would clear the way for separate legislation requiring a photo ID to vote and allowing an early voting period.
The proposed amendment seeks to get around a 2006 Missouri Supreme Court ruling that declared a previous photo ID law unconstitutional.