SB 668
Modifies provisions relating to elections
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LR Number:
4199S.01I
Last Action:
3/23/2022 - Hearing Conducted S Local Government and Elections Committee
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2022

Current Bill Summary

SB 668 - This act modifies various provisions relating to elections.

ELECTION FUNDING

(Section 115.062)

The act prohibits an election authority from taking or accepting funding, grants, or gifts of any kind from any source other than from the governing body of a political subdivision, the state of Missouri, or the federal government.

ELECTION JUDGE QUALIFICATIONS

(Section 115.085)

Current law permits a local election authority to appoint election judges who are registered voters of another local election authority's jurisdiction only after receiving the written consent of the other local election authority. This act repeals that requirement.

This provision is identical to a provision in the perfected HS/HCS/HB 738 (2021) and HB 709 (2021) and substantially similar to a provision in HB 1065 (2021).

VOTER IDENTIFICATION

(Section 115.427)

Provisions are modified governing forms of identification required to vote. Under current law, any person seeking to vote in a public election must provide a certain form of identification, provided that any person lacking such identification can vote without such a form of identification through the execution of a statement under the penalty of perjury averring, among other things, that the person is who they say they are. This act repeals the provision allowing persons to vote through execution of the statement under penalty of perjury. The act additionally creates new provisions governing the use of provisional ballots in the case of persons who do not possess the proper form of identification in order to vote.

Provisions are repealed requiring the Secretary of State to provide advance notice of the identification requirements for voting in elections as well as a provision requiring all costs associated with the implementation of the voter identification law to be reimbursed from the general revenue by an appropriation for that purpose.

These provisions are identical to provisions in SCS/HS/HCS/HB 738 (2021) and substantially similar to HB 334 (2021), SB 14 (2021), provisions in SCS/SB 282 (2021), provisions in SB 818 (2020), and provisions in HCS/HB 1600 (2020) and similar to provisions in HB 815 (2021) and provisions in HB 1065 (2021).

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Amendments

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