Last Wednesday, the Missouri House Committee on Elections passed HB2109, a bill that would make it more difficult for naturalized citizens to register to vote. Currently, when a citizen registers to vote, there is a place to indicate citizenship on the registration form. If a non-citizen falsely claims citizenship, there are steep penalties in place. HB2109 would require anyone registering to vote to present proof of their citizenship, including passports, birth certificates, and naturalization documents. For naturalized citizens who have lost their citizenship documents, this means having to pay hundreds of dollars and wait months for replacement papers before being able to register to vote!
This is unacceptable. Every U.S. citizen has the right to vote, and it shouldn’t be harder because a citizen is naturalized.
Click HERE to tell your representative to VOTE NO on HB 2109. Protect every citizen’s right to vote!