Voting is the cornerstone of our democracy and the fundamental right upon which all our civil liberties rest. The ACLU of Missouri works to protect and expand American's freedom to vote.
We are fighting to protect democracy by challenging barriers to the ballot box and educating the public about their rights.
Amendment 6 and Missouri’s Photo ID Law
When Missouri passed Amendment 6, it the first effort in the nation to take away a constitutionally protected right to vote from a state constitution.
Missouri now joins the ranks of 17 other states that have put restrictions on voting since the U.S. Supreme Court gutted a key provision of the Voting Rights Act in 2013. The 2016 presidential elections were the first in 50 years without the full protections of the Voting Rights Act in place.