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Iowa courthouse procedures will be going electronic

 DES MOINES (KWWL) -- Iowa courthouse procedures are about to go electronic.

Plymouth county tested out the program in January and the rest of Iowa will follow suit in September.

The change requires petitions and motions to be filed online.

Advocates say the new system means fewer trips to the courthouse and less paper costs.

Officials hope that eventually police will also be able to use the system for traffic tickets and other court based offenses.

ONLINE PRODUCER: Jackie Manternach

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