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Bill would expand Utahns who can vote online
This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2014, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

Some disabled Utahns would be able to vote online under a bill on its way to Gov. Gary Herbert for his signature.

The House voted 61-1 Tuesday to pass SB245 and sent it to the governor.

Rep. Jon Cox, R-Ephraim, the House sponsor of the bill, noted that the state already allows some members of the military serving abroad to vote via Internet in a pilot project. He said the bill simply extends that privilege to the disabled to make it easier for them to vote.

Cox also is pushing HB410, which would allow all Utahns to vote online in the 2016 presidential primary.

That bill would require Utah to hold the nation's first presidential primary, and that it be conducted online.

It also requires the lieutenant governor's office this year to study how to make that work while ensuring security and privacy and report back next year, before the Legislature appropriates any money for the project.

To governor • Bill would allow that as part of a pilot project.
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