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Lawmakers Override Nixon On Mo. Voting Bill

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) The Missouri Legislature has voted to override the veto of legislation allowing elected officials to cast votes remotely.

Currently, members of a governmental body comprised of elected officials must physically attend a meeting to vote. The legislation allows them to vote through videoconferencing.

Senators voted 31-3 on Wednesday to override Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto. House members voted 125-32 to override.

Nixon said elected officials should be able to use technology to participate in meetings but should be expected to show up to cast a vote.

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