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Friday morning, June 19, 2020

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The deadline to register to vote online or in person has come and gone, but Utahns can still cast ballots under a new same-day registration law in effect this year. outline205

Members of a state senate committee approved a bill today Monday that would automatically update a person’s voter registration when they renew a driver license.

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Salt Lake County election officials will start shipping out general election ballots next week in what could be a record year for voting. 

Leaders of the Utah Democratic Party have filed a complaint with the Lt. Governor’s office about letters county clerks are sending to unaffiliated voters asking them which primary ballot they’d like to receive.

A bill that would allow citizens to register to vote in Utah on election-day was approved by a House Committee today.  HB 91 would allow voters to register at the polls on and require county clerks to count those votes.  Democrat Rebecca Chavez Houck of Salt Lake County is the sponsor of the bill.  She hopes the legislation would increase voter turnout.