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Vt. primary date to change again

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MONTPELIER, Vt. -

The date of Vermont's primary election is changing again.

Lawmakers gave final approval to a bill that would move the election from the fourth Tuesday in August to the second Tuesday.

Until just a few years ago, the primary had been in September.

The move is to allow enough time between the primary and the general election to get absentee ballots to military personnel overseas. The federal government was threatening legal action against the state after violations in the last two elections.

The change does not go into effect until the 2016 election.

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