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Electronic Ballots Debated In Jeff City

The Missouri House of Representatives adopted an amendment on Thursday that some believe will improve election security.

The amendment aims to prohibit the use of electronic ballot casting machines that store voter data electronically. The sponsor of the amendment, Republican Brad Hudson, believes this technechlogy could lead to inaccurate elections and prevent recounts.

This comes amid fears that online data would prevent officials from tracking ballots as accurately as they could with a paper trail.

However, Democrats in opposition like Peter Merideth , argue electronic devices that physically mark paper ballots eliminate the margin for human error.

The House will vote once more on the amended bill in order for this legislation to move to the Senate.



submitted by Missouri News Network

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