The House gave final passage Wednesday to a bill designed to help prevent repeating election lines that stretched up to four hours long in Salt Lake County last November.
The House voted 67-0 to pass SB116, and sent it to Gov. Gary Herbert for his signature or veto. It previously passed the Senate 27-0.
It mandates that county clerks come up with plans, to be reviewed by the lieutenant governor's office, on how to keep election lines under 30 minutes long.
The bill's sponsor, Sen. Daniel Thatcher, R-West Valley City, had originally called for at least one Election Day polling place for every 10,000 residents in a county, but amended it to offer flexibility. He pushed the bill after he saw lines in his city stretch up to four hours long — and many frustrated voters give up and go home.