- Associated Press - Sunday, December 11, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A Utah lawmaker says he will sponsor legislation to get rid of the universal vote-by-mail system in most of the state’s counties.

State Rep. Craig Hall tells the Salt Lake City Tribune (https://bit.ly/2hmcH6J) that he wants to go back to the way elections used to be, when voters could request a mail-in or absentee ballot.

Hall is a Republican from West Valley City, which saw some of the longest polling lines.

The vote-by-mail program was in place in 21 of the Utah’s 29 counties this year.

The other eight did traditional voting at polling places.

But tens of thousands of voters didn’t take advantage of the mail-in voting and instead flooded the few polling places that were open on Election Day. That led to two-to three-hour lines for some voters.


Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, https://www.sltrib.com

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