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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Utah voters approved four amendments to the state's constitution.

Amendment A regards secret ballots, clarifying which elections can be by secret ballot. It passed 60 percent to 40 percent.

Amendment B requires anyone appointed to office in the state Senate or House to be a resident of the state for three years and a member of his or her legislative district for six months. Eighty-five percent of voters approved the measure.

Amendment C provides tax exemptions for certain property owners if the land is used to irrigate land, provide domestic water or provide water to a public water supplier. It passed 59 percent to 41 percent.

And 67 percent of voters approved Amendment D, which creates a legislative ethics commission.

All four amendments take effect this January.

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