Senate committee reverses position on election bill


A Senate committee on Tuesday morning reversed itself on an election bill that would have reduced the window for mailing out advance election ballots.

The Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee took the rare step of reconsidering a bill that shortened the window from 20 days to 15 days for mailing out advance ballots.

The committee agreed to leave it at 20 days after initially reducing it to 15 when it passed the bill out last week.

The proposal was part of a package of election bills that, among other things, would end the three-day grace period for mailing . . .


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