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Utah voters approve Amendment B, clarifying candidate requirements

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Posted at 11:49 PM, Nov 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-04 03:50:54-05

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah voters have passed Amendment B, which will clarifies the qualifications for those running for office in the state.

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The amendment passed with about 80 percent of the vote.

Candidates running for office in Utah need to be a U.S. citizen, be at least 25 years old and be a qualified voter in their district. But before Amendment B, the state constitution did not specify when they must meet these eligibility requirements, according to Ballotpedia.

The amendment specifies that the individual must meet the requirements by the time they are appointed or elected.