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Georgia Republicans advance sweeping new restrictions on voting – live

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It also prohibits local election officials from sending out unsolicited absentee ballot request forms and sets new limits on how they can set up early voting sites and drop boxes.
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Iowa measure shortens the early voting period in the state from 29 days to 20 and requires polls to close at 8 p.m. instead of 9, according to the Des Moines Register.
Voters also can no longer designate anyone else to return their ballot for them – only an immediate family member, household member, or caregiver may do so, the Register reported.
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