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Secretary of State Asks for Five Million

January 29, 2001
By: Karyn Dest
State Capital Bureau

Missouri's Secretary of State asks for five million dollars to reform the state's election system. Karyn Dest reports from Jefferson City.

Secretary of State Matt Blunt is asking for five million dollars to help local election boards update voting equipment.

Actuality:Matt Blunt
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OutCue: "local election authorities."
Contents: "All these changes are going to be expensive. I think Americans and Missouris understand that the federal government and state governments both need to do a better job of providing resources to local election authorities."

The request for five million dollars is part of a larger list of 26 legislative recommendations from a bipartisan election commission. The commission also recommends touch-screen computer balloting and elmination of so-called "butterfly punch ballots."