Advocacy groups on Tuesday filed a federal lawsuit against the state of Missouri for not following federal voter laws. The lawsuit accuses the state of not automatically updating voter registration after address changes and not providing required registration information to some voters. The lawsuit lays blame on the Department of Revenue for its role in registration tied to driver’s license services, as well as the secretary of state for not ensuring voter laws are followed.
Department of Revenue spokeswoman Anne Marie Moy said she can’t comment on pending lawsuits, and secretary of state spokeswoman Maura Browning said the office received the lawsuit but hasn’t reviewed it yet.
The League of Women Voters of Missouri and the Kansas City-area chapter of the A. Philip Randolph Institute, an AFL-CIO constituency, filed the lawsuit. Several organizations are representing the groups in court, including the American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri.