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Smooth sailing for voting

Date: November 6, 2006
By: Fanna Haile-Selassie
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: The Secretary of State's Communication Director says voting should go smoothly.  Fanna Haile-Selassie has more from the Capitol. 

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Most Missouri residents will vote with the usual paper ballots this election.  However, all over Missouri, the voting stations will see newer equipement. 

The Secretary of State's Communication Director Stacie Temple tells about some new things that began in August and you might see in the voting booth on Tuesday.

 

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Description: There will be no punch card machines, but some cities will have touch screen machines for those will disabilities.


Temple's only worry is that people could see longer lines because of the no straight party voting rule. 

This means voters must vote for each candidate and issue individually instead of selecting one box which for votes for all democrats or all republicans.

From the state Capitol, I'm Fanna Haile-Selassie


Intro: The Secretary of State's Communication Director says the no straight ticket voting rule could lead to longer lines at voting booths.  Fanna Haile-Selassie has more from the Capitol. RunTime:
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The Secretary of State's Communication Director, Stacie Temple, says she doesn't predict new voting machines to cause longer lines. 

However she says voters could see an extended wait because of the new no straight party voting law.

 

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Description: The no straight party voting law could take more time. So vote early to avoid waitng for too long.

The law was passed along with the voter ID law. 

While photo ID requirements at the polls were repealed, the straight party voting was not.

From the state Capitol, I'm Fanna Haile-Selassie