The Missouri House of Representatives on Wednesday will debate a bill to require photo identification at polling places.
According to NBC affiliate KOMU, this will mark the seventh consecutive year the House has debated such a bill.
...but Rep. Casey Guernsey (R-Bethany) said he expects the bill to pass this time. The House passed a similar bill in 2006, but the Missouri Supreme Court struck it down, calling the photo requirement "an unconstitutional infringement on the fundamental right to vote."
Guernsey said the requirement would help prevent voter fraud and increase confidence in Missouri elections.
"Whether people choose to believe it or not, there is fraud and manipulation," Guernsey said. "And we've certainly seen it in Missouri in the past and we've seen it around the country and there's not enough we can do to protect that fundamental right."