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Nixon vetoes elections bill encompassing vacancies, presidential primaries

Friday, July 8, 2011 | 6:34 p.m. CDT; updated 5:13 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 19, 2011

JEFFERSON CITY — Gov. Jay Nixon has vetoed a wide-ranging bill dealing with vacancies in state offices, local elections and Missouri's presidential primary.

In his veto message Friday, Nixon cited language requiring special elections to fill vacancies in elected statewide offices rather than having the governor fill them.

He also objected to a section of the legislation on local elections that he said could have canceled municipal elections and barred write-in candidates in hundreds of smaller communities.

The bill would also have delayed Missouri's presidential primary. Nixon said he supports a later primary, but his veto of the entire bill cut out that portion .


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