On Thursday, Feb. 2, the Missouri House passed a proposal to raise the threshold for constitutional amendments to 60%.
On Monday, March 6, the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued an order temporarily pausing proceedings in Arkansas United v. Thurston.
On Monday, March 6, the Missouri, Florida and West Virginia secretaries of state withdrew from the Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC), a nonprofit organization that allows states to share information to help maintain accurate voter rolls.
Just one week into 2023 legislative sessions, Republican lawmakers across the country are looking to curtail the ballot initiative process, which allows citizens to directly affect policy change by voting on proposals to change state laws and state constitutions.
As of Tuesday, Jan. 10, Missouri Republicans have introduced a dozen bills to make it harder for Missouri voters to approve constitutional amendments.
With the start of the new year, state legislators across the country are reconvening to consider new laws for elections and voting rights.
After the U.S. Department of Justice announced it would send monitors to observe voting in 24 states, officials in Florida and Missouri announced they would attempt to block monitors from entering polling locations.
On Friday, Nov. 4, a Missouri judge temporarily blocked four provisions of Missouri’s omnibus voter suppression law House Bill 1878.
On Wednesday, Oct. 12, a Missouri judge dismissed a lawsuit brought by the League of Women Voters of Missouri, the Missouri NAACP and two voters challenging a photo ID provision prescribed by Missouri’s omnibus voter suppression law, House Bill 1878.
On Wednesday, Aug. 24, the Missouri NAACP, the League of Women Voters of Missouri and individual voters filed a lawsuit against the voter identification requirements of Missouri’s newly enacted omnibus voter suppression law, House Bill 1878, for violating the Missouri Constitution.
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