Utah elections officials to study online voting

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah’s elections office is forming a new advisory committee to study whether the state should expand online voting.

Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox, whose office oversees elections, says the committee will be made up of state legislators, county clerks and technology and security specialists.

Cox’s office announced in a statement Monday that the committee will complete a study by the end of the year and present their conclusions to the Legislature.

Utah has allowed members of the military and registered voters who are overseas to vote electronically since 1998. Lawmakers this year expanded the option for disabled voters.

Cox’s office says the advisory commission will have to review security, secrecy and accuracy concerns related to electronic voting.

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