6234L.02I                                                                                                                                                  D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk



Submitting to the qualified voters of Missouri, an amendment to article VIII of the Constitution of Missouri, and adopting two new sections relating to elections.

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring therein:

            That at the next general election to be held in the state of Missouri, on Tuesday next following the first Monday in November, 2012, or at a special election to be called by the governor for that purpose, there is hereby submitted to the qualified voters of this state, for adoption or rejection, the following amendment to article VIII of the Constitution of the state of Missouri:

            Section A. Article VIII, Constitution of Missouri, is amended by adding two new sections, to be known as sections 9 and 11, to read as follows:

            Section 9. A person seeking to vote in person in public elections may be required by general law to identify himself or herself and verify his or her qualifications as a citizen of the United States of America and a resident of the state of Missouri by providing election officials with a form of identification, which may include requiring valid government-issued photo identification. Exceptions to the identification requirement may also be provided for by general law.

            Section 11. If any portion, clause, or phrase of section 9 of this article is, for any reason, held to be invalid or unconstitutional by a court of competent jurisdiction, the remaining portions, clauses, and phrases shall be invalid and of no further force or effect.

            Section B. The official ballot title for section A of this act shall read as follows:

            "Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to allow the General Assembly to require, by general law, that a person seeking to vote in a public election identify himself or herself as a resident of Missouri and a citizen of the United States by providing identification, which may include government-issued photo identification?".