Utah lawmakers seek to loosen voter privacy law to address ‘unintended consequences’

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SALT LAKE CITY — Two Utah lawmakers are championing an effort to loosen election privacy laws to allow candidates and political parties access to voter information, even if people opted to keep their information private.

Sen. Jake Anderegg and Rep. Craig Hall pitched the yet-to-be-filed-bill to House Democrats in their caucus meeting Tuesday, seeking support for legislation they know may face a steep hill to climb.

“It’s a work in progress,” Anderegg warned, before explaining why he’s sponsoring the bill, even after he sponsored a bill last year that lets candidates for public office keep their home addresses private.

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