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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The leader of Senate Republicans at the Utah Legislature says he understands the feelings of voters who want the state to conceal their information.

Under current state law, home addresses and dates of birth belonging to registered voters are available to the public.

But two pending Utah measures would restrict access to the personal details. They come amid concerns that companies can buy the information and that it shouldn't be posted online.

Monroe Republican and Senate Majority Leader Ralph Okerlund said Monday he doesn't want his own information more public than necessary and understands the concerns.

But critics say such proposals could hide too much and could potentially camouflage voter fraud.

Republicans Rep. Becky Edwards and Sen. Karen Mayne bring the separate measures.

Both proposals await final approval from legislators.

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