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House supports ending same-day voter registration

HELENA — House Republicans advanced a plan Thursday to end same-day voter registration that critics blame for long lines on Election Day, but supporters argue improves access to the voting booth.

The measure, which cleared an initial 61-39 House vote Thursday along party lines, would end voter registration the Friday before Election Day. Supporters of House Bill 30 argue the deadline provides ample time for voter registration, while freeing up county officials to deal with just traditional voters on Election Day.

"Why in the world can't people register on Friday and give the county clerk...


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