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Lawmakers Shoot Down 10 Day Voting Idea

Lawmakers Shoot Down 10 Day Voting Idea

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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- Lieutenant Governor Olene Walker says Utah's elections ought to be more convenient for voters -- not for politicians.

She wants a new election system that allows ballots to be cast up to 10 days before primary and general elections.

She says it would allow some workers -- who can't get the time off on election day -- to cast their votes when they have time.

Walker made the suggestion at a legislative committee meeting yesterday. Lawmakers didn't like the idea. They said it would increase campaign costs and make candidates' jobs harder.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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