No Election Problems in Missouri So Far
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No Election Problems in Missouri So Far

Date: November 7, 2006
By: Carolyn Tseng and Beverly Rivera
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: While other states are reporting polling problems . . . there's bipartisan agreement in Missouri over the state's untroubled electoral process. Carolyn Tseng and Beverly Rivera have more from the State Capitol.

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Many Missourians head for the voting booths today. 

Missouri Democratic spokesman Jack Cardetti says no problems are reported at the polls. 

Actuality:  CARDETT2.WAV
Run Time: 00:13
Description: Cardetti says everything seems to be running smoothly, and out of the gate with a pretty smooth election.

 
Republican spokesman Paul Sloca says voter turnout looks to be above average due to a Republican campaign strategy.
 
Actuality:  PAUL1.WAV
Run Time: 00:14
Description: Sloca says the Republican Party works hard to get voters out to the polls, and this strategy is superior to that of the Democrats. 

 
Although both parties agree the election is running smoothly . . . they still have concerns about the voting process.
 
Cardetti says he's disappointed about the lack of straight ticket voting.
  
Actuality:  CARDETT4.WAV
Run Time: 00:16
Description: Cardetti says it's a shame because voters need more options.


Sloca says without straight ticket voting . . . Missourians spend more time researching ballot issues.
 
However . . . he says he's unsatisfied with Missouri not adopting a voter ID program.
  
Actuality:  PAUL3.WAV
Run Time: 00:09
Description: Sloca says it's unfortunate that Carnahan stood in the way of the voter ID proposal.
 
 
Sloca dismisses the state secretary's incident about being asked for ID while voting last Friday. 
 
Actuality:  PAUL2.WAV
Run Time: 00:05
Description: Sloca says it's an attempt by Carnahan to raise questions on the election process that she needs to oversee.

Cardetti says he's optimistic the incident will not affect the integrity of the election process.
 
Actuality:  CARDETT3.WAV
Run Time: 00:11
Description: Cardetti says the incident is only an isolated problem that is hopefully resolved by election day.


Both spokesmen say they are not expecting trouble at the polls for the rest of the day. 
From the State Capitol, I'm Carolyn Tseng, and I'm Beverly Rivera.