SALT LAKE CITY -- Voters could receive a postcard instead of a 100-page voter information pamphlet this upcoming election, and that could save the state thousands of dollars.
The Senate on Wednesday passed SB 19, sponsored by Sen. Peter C. Knudson, R-Brigham City, on its second reading. The bill now goes on the Senate's third reading calendar for further consideration.
The bill would allow the state to mail postcards, instead of the voter information pamphlets, to households. Voters who want a hard-copy pamphlet could call a phone number listed on the postcard to have one mailed to them, Knudson said.
Voters could also access the information online.
The postcards could be mailed out early to remind residents to vote.
Knudson said early estimates from state officials show the state could save at least $60,000 in printing and mailing costs by mailing postcards instead of the large pamphlet.