State Reps. John Simmons (R-Washington), Mike Haffner (R-Pleasant Hill), Majority Leader Dean Plocher (R-Des Peres) and Chuck Basye (R-Rocheport) discuss a bill on the floor on March 3, 2022 (file photo courtesy of Tim Bommel at House Communications)

(AUDIO): Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft discusses photo ID and Missouri’s 2022 session on “Wake Up Columbia”

The Missouri House approved voter ID legislation from State Rep. John Simmons (R-Washington) earlier this year. The Senate has passed a similar bill but they amended it. If the Missouri House approves the Senate version by Friday, it will go to Governor Parson’s desk. Photo ID has been a top priority for Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft, who’s hopeful it will pass by Friday’s 6 pm deadline. The Jefferson City Republican tells 939 the Eagle’s “Wake Up Columbia” that voter ID will not stop any registered voter from voting:

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