SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Missouri voters may soon need to take more to the polling place.

The Missouri House of Representatives passed two bills that would strengthen the state’s voter ID’s laws. The measures would require a voter show a photo ID, like a drivers license, before casting a ballot.

One of the bills would create a constitutional amendment, meaning, if approved by the senate, the measure would go before the voters later this year.

Supporters say the change will help fight voter fraud, and isn’t too much to ask because a vast majority of Missourians have state-issued IDs.

But critics argue the law would make voting difficult for the more than 200,000 Missourians who don’t have a drivers license.

“A lot of people are going to say I don’t know what i need, and this is just way too hard and way too much trouble and i may not go,” Sen. Jill Schupp (D-Creve Coeur) said.

Critics also say it’s an expensive solution to a small problem. Researchers estimate the law could cost the state $10 million, and last year there were just three cases of voter fraud in Missouri. One of those cases happened in Greene County.

But Greene County Clerk Shane Schoeller says even one case of fraud is too many.

“A gentleman from Kansas City in 2010 won the Democratic primary and had two fraudulent votes, and won by one vote,” Schoeller recalled.

In 2010, Rep. John Joseph Rizzo won the primary for the state’s 40th district by one vote. Later, his aunt and uncle pleaded guilty to voter fraud. The two faked addresses within the district to vote for Rizzo, and those two votes helped him win the extremely close election.

Schoeller, who supported stronger voter ID laws when he served in the Missouri House of Representatives, said something needs to be done to ensure fair elections.

“Just like you bring your money to a bank, we want those ballots to be protected and this is a common sense way to do that,” he explained.

In the last decade there have been several attempts at establishing stricter voter ID laws. In 2006, then-Governor Matt Blunt signed similar measures into law, but the law was challenged in court and the Missouri Supreme Court ruled the law violated the Missouri constitution.

In 2012 lawmakers attempted to change the state constitution, but the Missouri Supreme Court ruled the wording of the ballot measure was misleading, and took it off of the ballot.

Governor Jay Nixon has vetoed voter ID bills several times before, including during the 2015 session.