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<img src=http://www.kwmu.org/pic/speakersm.gif border=0> Straight ticket voting a thing of the past in Missouri

By Tom Weber, KWMU


St. Louis, MO – When voters in Missouri go to the polls next month, something will be missing.

Missourians have long been able to vote for every Democrat or every Republican on a ballot by simply punching or filling in one circle.

It's called straight ticket voting, and a lot of people use it. But it went away this year and didn't get a lot of attention because of all the hub-bub over a voter ID law.

KWMUs Tom Weber prepared this report.