Mo. Lawmakers Pass Electronic Voter Check-in Bill

7 years 10 months 3 weeks ago Thursday, April 28 2011 Apr 28, 2011 Thursday, April 28, 2011 5:06:00 AM CDT April 28, 2011 in News
By: Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) -- The Missouri Senate has given final approval to legislation that let election officials verify a voter's information using an electronic signature pad or identification system. The measure now goes to Gov. Jay Nixon. The signature pads would have to be able to read information from a person's drivers' license or state identification card. Election officials could also enter the information by hand. Supporters say the systems could help election officials check voters in more quickly. They say Greene County has already implemented such a system and that it should be expanded statewide.

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