It was widely reported

November 7, 2006 8:13 am

It was widely reported yesterday that Missouri’s Democratic secretary of state had trouble voting absentee in the St. Louis area:

Secretary of State Robin Carnahan raised concerns about potential voter confusion in Tuesday’s elections, citing her own experience casting an absentee ballot as an indication that some poll workers may wrongly be asking voters for a photo identification.

Carnahan told The Associated Press on Monday that a worker at the St. Louis Election Board asked her three times to show a photo identification when she voted absentee last Friday – despite a Missouri Supreme Court ruling striking down the photo requirement.

We’ll be keeping an eye today on whether this remains a problem in Missouri precincts, where the Talent-McCaskill race is too close to call.

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