Proposal would phase out electronic voting, require paper ballots for most Missouri voters

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Springfield, Mo. When it comes to voting- some Missouri lawmakers and county clerks say the old-fashioned way may be the best wage.
State senators may soon vote on phasing out any electronic voting systems statewide.

Right now, most counties and towns use paper ballots during to comply with accessibility laws, many places use electric systems.

Under a senate bill currently being discussed in committee, all electronic systems would be phased out- except for those in use by disabled individuals. Supporters of the idea say electric voting machines cost counties too much money, and come with cyber-security concerns.

Electronic machines would also continue to be used for counting the paper ballots. A senate committee could vote later this week on sending the proposal to the legislature for debate and a vote.