Wednesday, March 09, 2016
Ashcroft calls for passage of Voter ID legislation
Secretary of State candidate Jay Ashcroft, R-St. Louis, today, called on the Missouri State Senate to pass a voter ID measure that was approved by the Missouri House of Representatives early in this year’s legislative session.
“Last year, I filed a constitutional amendment to allow the State of Missouri to implement a common sense voter ID law,” Ashcroft said. “In my travels across the state advocating for the measure, people continue to ask me why the legislature hasn’t, yet, passed this important bill. Today, I’m calling on the leaders to bring the measure to the floor for debate and do what is necessary to finally bring voter ID to a vote.”
Ashcroft has been traveling the state visiting local elected officials, Republican clubs, conservative groups, and civic organizations discussing his support for a photo voter ID law in Missouri.
“I commend Reps. Justin Alferman and Tony Dugger for their efforts to move this important issue forward,” Ashcroft continued. “I also applaud Missouri Senate leaders for their determination in moving meaningful, conservative policy proposals forward throughout the session. Now it’s time to pass voter ID and give Missouri voters an important voice on this common sense legislation.”