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 V. Legislative Updates

Kentucky: Cheers! This week, the McCracken County Fiscal Court unanimously approved an ordinance to allow alcohol sales on Election Day. Although the state had previously lifted a ban on alcohol sales, McCracken County’s Fiscal Court left the ban in place. Alcohol will now be available from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. during all elections.

Maryland: The Aberdeen City Council has introduced a charter amendment that would allow the city to conduct runoff elections in future elections if two or more candidates finish with the same number of votes.

Utah: Rep. Becky Edwards (R-North Salt Lake) is planning to introduce a bill that would let voters decide if their voter information is sold. Under the bill, voters would be able to choose if their name, address, age, phone number and party affiliation may be sold.