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Colorado May Move Primaries To June

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(credit: Frank Polich/Getty Images)

(credit: Frank Polich/Getty Images)

DENVER (AP) – Colorado is considering holding primary elections sooner, in June, to comply with federal voting requirements.

The state Senate gave preliminary approval Tuesday to a bill moving state primaries to the last Tuesday in June, instead of the second Tuesday in August. The change could put Colorado in compliance with a 2009 federal law designed to help service members and voters living abroad to vote.

The Senate must take a more formal vote on the measure before sending it to the House. If approved, the change would take effect for state elections in 2012.

Senate Bill 189

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