Lee talks Utah voting policy changes

LOGAN – Election Day is almost here, but for some people like Justin Lee, every day is like an election day.

Lee is the director of elections in the Utah Lieutenant Governor’s office and said that there was a change this year regarding the 18-year-old vote.

“What we had previously, 16- and 17-year-olds could preregister to vote,” he said. “They could get their name on a list and as soon as they turn 18 they’d be active and they’d be a voter. With this new law we’ve had to go around and change some of those parameters that someone who is 17 now but 18 by Election Day, we’ve now got to open that up to allow them to vote. So our programmers go in, they open up the code, the fix those parameters so the system can pick out the right people on the right list.”

Lee said fortunately there have been no problems, such as hacking, which have occurred in some places. Lee was a guest on KVNU’s “For The People” program.

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