A mid-Missouri judge’s decision to strike down several key provisions of Missouri’s photo voter ID law will remain in place, at least through the November election.
The Missouri Supreme Court issued a one-sentence order late Friday afternoon in Jefferson City, overruling the state’s emergency motion for a stay. The order simply means that the state’s request for a stay has been overruled.
Cole County Circuit Judge Richard Callahan struck down the 2016 voter ID law’s requirement that those who don’t present a photo ID at the polls must sign an affidavit. His ruling also prevents the state from advertising information that photo ID’s are required to vote. Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley’s office is appealing Callahan’s ruling to the state Supreme Court.