Bill ending voting grace period killed in House committee

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The House elections committee on Thursday rejected a bill that would have ended the three-day grace period for voters to mail their ballots to local elections office.

The committee late Thursday afternoon voted down the bill, which would have required advance ballots by mail to be received by no later than 7 p.m. on Election Day.

The bill, backed by the nonprofit Opportunity Solutions Project, would have reversed a 2017 law that allows ballots postmarked on or before Election Day to be accepted on the . . .

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