Republican-led Missouri House takes streamlined approach to voter photo ID law

The Republican-led Missouri House on Monday advances a revised voter photo identification law. 

The new measure would give voters only two options, instead of three.  You could either show a photo ID to cast a regular ballot or else cast a provisional ballot.  The Associated Press reports the provisional ballot would only be counted if the voter returns later that day with a photo ID or if election officials can verify their signature based on voter records.

It was just last year when the state Supreme Court permanently blocked a central provision of the 2016 voter ID law.  The provision had required a sworn statement from those voters who cast their vote without a photo ID.  The newest version omits the sworn statement requirement.