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Missouri's Proposed Voting Requirement Could Disenfranchise More Than 200,000 U.S. Citizens

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Publication Date: May 2008

Publisher(s): Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Donna C. Ross; Allison Orris

Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Topic: Politics (Elections and voting)

Keywords: Economic projections; State budgets; Citizenship

Type: Report

Coverage: Missouri


Missouri's legislature is considering a constitutional amendment permitting the state to require residents to provide documentary proof of their U.S. citizenship in order to vote.  If implemented, it risks disenfranchising large numbers of Missouri residents who are U.S. citizens.