Monday, July 18, 2005

Will early voting change the dynamics of an election?

Typically, early voting reforms are defended on the grounds of voter convenience and (relatedly) heightened turnout. Seldom do legislators consider how elections may change (for better or for worse) when a significant proportion of the electorate may have cast their ballot well before election day.

Utah legislators seem to have gotten this point, at least initially. Early voting reforms have been delayed in Utah so they can more extensively debate the issue. We'll see where this goes down the line.

Salt Lake Tribune - Utah


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