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      Lawmakers endorse early voting measure

      The early voting period would end the Wednesday before Election Day.

      Missouri lawmakers have given final approval to a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow early voting, though some contend it would be too limited.

      The proposal would permit early voting on six days -- but not on Saturday or Sunday. The early voting period would end the Wednesday before Election Day.

      House members passed the measure 92-57 on Wednesday. It cleared the Senate earlier this week 22-8, so it will be on the ballot this year.

      Another early voting proposal also could appear on the fall ballot. An initiative petition would allow early voting for six weeks -- including weekends for the final 21 days before an election.

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