Ashcroft "Gratified" With Today's Voter ID Ruling

Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft says he was “gratified” that a Cole County circuit judge denied a Temporary Restraining Order brought by the NAACP and League of Women Voters. 

The TRO would have  temporarily halted the photo voter ID law which was approved in a constitutional amendment last November.

Ashcroft says “today’s ruling is encouraging as we work to ensure every Missourian knows that if you’re registered to vote, you can vote.”

Information provided by the Missouri Secretary of State's Office:

Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft said this afternoon he was “gratified” that Cole County Circuit Court Judge Jon Beetem denied a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) sought by the NAACP and League of Women Voters. 
 
“Last November, 63 percent of Missourians delivered a message and supported photo voter ID and our office remains steadfast in the mission to aggressively defend Missouri’s new photo voter ID requirements. We will continue our efforts to uphold the law, educate Missourians, work closely with local election authorities, and train poll workers.”
 
“In addition, I want to specifically commend Attorney General Josh Hawley and his team for working alongside us on this important issue to Missourians,” Ashcroft said.

 

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