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GOFFSTOWN, NH - JANUARY 10: A poll worker holds up the voting booth curtain for a New Hampshire voter on January 10, 2012 at Goffstown High School in Goffstown, New Hampshire. Voters in New Hampshire headed to the polls in the nation's first primary election to pick their choice for a U.S. presidential candidate. (Photo by T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)
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DENVER (AP) - Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper is expected to sign a Colorado elections bill overhaul that allows same-day voter registration, a provision opposed by Republican lawmakers.

The governor is expected to sign the bill Friday, according to two people with knowledge of the measure. They asked to remain anonymous because an official announcement had not been made.

The bill also requires every registered voter to get a ballot by mail, although they could still vote in person.

People would be able to vote at any of the voting centers that the bill would put in place, instead of the current system of going to a designated precinct polling place. Those would be eliminated.

The bill would also eliminate the category of "inactive" voters, which restricts their ability to get ballots by mail.

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