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Early voting - HB 194
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A push to reduce the number of early voting days in elections to 12 from 21 appears to be gaining traction among Republican lawmakers.

Supporters say the change is about equity between urban and rural counties, and having every local government operate the same number of voting days.

The bill will ensure at least one Saturday voting day, and the option of a second Saturday or Sunday voting.

Opponents, however, say it unfairly targets minorities and Democratic voters and will create longer lines on Election Day.

The bill passed out of a House committee in February.