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Utah Passes Election Bill Requiring In-Person Voting Options

Utah legislators have unanimously voted in favor of a plan for the November election that includes outdoor voting and additional ballot drop boxes in rural parts of the state. 

The bill would require counties to provide an in-person voting option this fall, which could include drive-through or walk-up voting, in addition to the state’s vote-by mail system. Most of conservative Utah already votes by mail, in contrast with recent by-mail voting skepticism from President Donald Trump. Republican Rep. Stephen Handy, who is co-sponsoring the legislation, said he hopes these additional voting options will give the electorate more confidence in the process.