Secretary of State pushes for election changes including early in-person voting

Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson has an ambitious plan out there to re-work how parts of the state's elections are done.

There are several parts to the Democrat's plan including limiting how close to a polling place people can open carry. To make it happen, it will take work between both sides of the political aisle.

Benson's proposal includes:

  • Requiring absentee ballot applications mailed to registered voters every election.
  • Ballots postmarked by Election Day and received shortly after, are counted.
  • Establish early in-person voting. 
  • Make Election Day a state holiday. 
  • Prohibit open carry of firearms within 100 feet of a voting location.

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