Senate votes to override Nixon on Missouri voting bill
Wed, 11 Sep 2013 20:20:00 GMT —
The Missouri Senate 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 vetoed legislation would allow them to vote through videoconferencing.
Senators voted 31-3 on Wednesday to override Gov. Jay Nixon's veto. The legislation now moves to the House, where it encountered little opposition earlier this year.
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.