League Opposes Photo ID Proposal

The League is against HB334, the General Assembly’s latest proposal to require all voters to show a government-issued photo ID. Vice President Nancy Copenhaver submitted written testimony to a House Elections Committee hearing Jan. 27 saying, “The League of Women Voters of Missouri is concerned that this committee is again considering strict photo ID legislation that could disenfranchise thousands of voters and discourage voting by many people of color as well as older and disabled voters. Evidence shows that there is no voter impersonation fraud in Missouri; there is no need for this legislation.”

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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.

Posted on January 27, 2021, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Mary Cunningham

    What is the status of voter suppression efforts in Missouri? I want to be informed prior to contacting my representative/senator.
    I have been in contact w/ Rep Hartzler and Sen Hawley and Blunt regarding HR 1.

    • HB 334 passed the House and is now in the Senate and has been referred to the Senate Local Government and Elections Committee. Depending on where you live, contact your state senator to oppose this or any bill that requires strict voter ID.

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