Lawmakers Override Nixon On Mo. Voting Bill

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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