Mon March 13, 2006
Missouri Senate Debates Requiring Voter IDs
By Delores Jones
Kansas City, MO – The Missouri Senate debated a bill last week that would require voters to present photo identification at polling sites in order to vote. Some senators who proposed the bill say the measure will inspire confidence in Missouri's elections. Others, however, are reminded of the now-illegal voting restrictions of the past. Missouri is one of about 20 states that already require some kind of ID at the polls, six states call for photo IDs.
Senator Delbert Scott, a Republican from Lowry City, spoke with KC Currents' Delores Jones about why he introduced the bill in the Missouri Senate. Jones then speaks with Missouri's 37th district Representative Sharon Sanders Brooks who opposes a mandate for photo IDs at voting sites.