Tag: voter id

Ashcroft continues Voter ID tour, touts successful election in St. Louis

ASHLAND, Mo. – Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft wants Show-Me State voters to know one simple message when it comes to the new photo ID law: “If you’re a registered voter, you will be able to vote.” Missouri’s voter-approved photo voter ID law went into effect June 1st, and […]

ACLU challenging Missouri’s Voter ID law in court

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is suing the state of Missouri over its new Voter ID law. The ACLU is challenging the Show-Me State in court, saying Missouri failed to provide adequate funding to implement the law. The funds are to be used for voter education, providing […]

House committee puts final touches on budget

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri House Budget Committee took the next step in moving the state’s budget forward on Tuesday night. In a crowded room, lawmakers managed to advance all of the operating bills to the House after more than six hours of putting the final touches on Missouri’s […]

Ashcroft, Franks and Alferman launch ‘Show It 2 Vote’ Voter ID campaign

ST. LOUIS — Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft, State Rep. Bruce Franks Jr. (D – St. Louis) and Rep. Justin Alferman (R – Hermann) held a joint town hall meeting Monday morning at St. Louis City Hall to announce the launch of the public photo voter ID outreach program, “Show […]

Missourians Overwhelmingly Passed Photo Voter ID, Now What?

By Jay Ashcroft, Missouri Secretary of State Last November, Missourians voted to pass constitutional amendment six, paving the way for common sense voter ID, by a margin of 63 percent – 37 percent. The Missouri Secretary of State’s office is responsible for the implementation of the new photo ID law, […]

Even the smartest politicians have missteps every now and then

To be clear, I think that Jason Kander is one of the smartest politicians in the state. He seems to have an instinct about where the Democratic Party is going. He may have the best political instincts in the state. However, his performance last week should comfort every other politician […]

Richardson speaks of change, vows lobbyist gift ban will be first bill passed in the House

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri legislators returned to the Capitol on Wednesday for the start of the legislative session for the  99th General Assembly, a ceremony that is typically a lighthearted affair. But that was not the case, as Secretary of State Jason Kander began the ceremony with an unprecedented […]

General Assembly votes to override veto on photo voter ID

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri General Assembly voted Wednesday to override Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of a bill that sets up the framework for photo voter ID in Missouri elections. The vote was 115-41 in the House and 24-7 in the Senate. In the House, Rep. Justin Alferman’s bill […]

TWMP: On the end of the legislative session and talking politics

On Sunday’s This Week in Missouri Politics, host Scott Faughn and the opinionmaker panel talk about the legislative session as it comes to a close. Anne Schweitzer with Public Eye STL, Jack Cardetti of Tightline Strategies, Republican candidate for state representative Phil Christofanelli, and Stoddard County prosecutor Russ Oliver discuss the […]

NAACP rallies opposition to photo voter ID

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Members and allies of the NAACP rallied against photo voter ID laws Tuesday morning in the Capitol rotunda for the group’s legislative lobby day, the day after voter ID was brought up in the Senate for a second time in two weeks. State and local leaders, […]