Missouri GOP Says Voter ID Plan Is Generous; Activists Disagree
As Missouri's state legislature pushes more requirements to vote, some worry certain forms of ID are still too difficult to get ahold of.By Kate Grumke | October 13, 2016
A decade ago, Missouri was one of the first states to pass a voter ID requirement. It was struck down by the state Supreme Court, and since then, more than 30 other states have put some form of an ID requirement in place. Now, Missouri is trying again with a proposed amendment to the state constitution.
"You can't cash a check without an ID," said Missouri Rep. Shamed Dogan, a Republican from Ballwin. "You can't fly on a plane without an ID. So, this will help to bring these people into the mainstream of society."
Across the country, voter ID requirements are becoming the new norm. A majority of states have some form of ID requirement, and 4 in 5 Americans support requiring voters to show photo ID.