The House Speaker Pro Tem has announced he’ll be filing a package of bills to change several aspects of the way Missouri elections are run.
Representative Shane Schoeller says part of that is the redistricting process for the Missouri legislature. Last Spring the legislature needed to agree on a new district map, which resulted in many all-night debates.
He says despite the fact that Iowa is much smaller than Missouri and has fewer big cities, the process should still work. He says in Iowa, both Democrats and Republicans agree it’s a good system.
Schoeller says the Missouri Fair Elections Act would reform the way ballot language is written and would instate the need for a photo ID to vote. Schoeller is also running for Secretary of State, which is the office that’s in charge of elections. He says this bill has nothing to do with the race in 2012.
AUDIO Allison Blood reports. Mp3 [1:01]