Voter ID

 

June 1, 2017

Missouri’s New Photo ID Requirements

H.B. 1631 legislation, enacting Missouri’s new photo ID requirements for voting, is implemented on June 1.   

 

Along with the Secretary of State, county clerks, and election authorities, the League of Women Voters works to ensure every citizen has the opportunity and information to register and exercise their right to vote. For almost 100 years, the League has been, and continues to be dedicated to ensuring a free, fair and accessible electoral system for all eligible citizens. Our goal is to safeguard the rights of all qualified voters—particularly those from traditionally underrepresented or underserved communities, including first-time voters, non-college youth, new citizens, minorities, seniors, low-income, and women. 

 

We continue to work to make certain every eligible voter has both the opportunity and information needed to exercise their right to vote. We believe in America, democracy, and the right of all citizens to participate in their government.

 

League of Women Voters

 

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Protecting Voters

 

Rooted in the movement that secured the right to vote for women, the League has worked to foster civic engagement and enhance access to the vote since our organization was founded in 1920. Over time our work has evolved from efforts to gain and foster women’s suffrage to ensuring that all eligible voters – particularly those from traditionally underrepresented or underserved communities, including first-time voters, non-college youth, new citizens, minorities and low-income Americans – have the opportunity and the information they need to exercise their right to vote.

 

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About lwvcbc

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy. We never support or oppose any political party or candidate. Any person of voting age may become a League member. The LWV of Columbia-Boone County is the League's local organization. We hold forums for local elections and advocate for local issues.

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