Electronic voting machines could be on their way out in Missouri. A bill before the Missouri Senate wants to go back to all-paper ballots, with the legislation’s sponsor saying there have seen numerous reports of the machines miscounting and malfunctioning. In Kansas City, Elections Board Director Shelley McThomas says most folks here already vote on paper, but it could mean problems in larger elections. “When we use our satellite absentee voting polls, when we set those up, we always use the touch-screen machines because a voter can come in from any part of the city and vote on that machine,” says McThomas.
She says in Kansas City, they haven’t seen any widespread problems with the electronic voting machines, but adds, they are watching the bill closely. The Missouri Secretary of State’s office is opposing the legislation, saying it would be costly and could mean longer lines.