Utah governor to visit Heber City high school

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar 21st, 2014 @ 3:11am

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert is scheduled to visit a group of Heber City high school students who urged lawmakers this year to pass a bill allowing 16- and 17-year-olds to serve as election poll workers.

The Legislature gave its final approval to the bill before wrapping up its whirlwind 45-day session last week.

The Republican governor is set to talk to the AP class studying American government on Friday at Wasatch High School, where he'll ceremoniously sign the bill.

He'll also recognize one of the students in the government class who helped legislative staff members draft the bill.

Heber City Republican Rep. Kraig Powell sponsored the measure encouraging students to engage in the political process.

His measure also bars any family members of candidates from serving at the polls.

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