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Jud Burkett, Associated Press
A sheet of "I voted" stickers waits for voters who have finished casting their ballots as poll workers check identification and sign in voters during the first day of early voting at the Washington County Administration Building in St. George, Utah Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012. The Senate unanimously passed a bill Tuesday to restrict access and use of Utah voter registration information.

SALT LAKE CITY — The Senate unanimously passed a bill Tuesday to restrict access and use of Utah voter registration information.

Sen. Karen Mayne, D-West Valley City, began pushing SB36 after personal voter information was bought from the lieutenant governor's office for $1,050 and posted at the website utvoters.com.

The bill prohibits a person from using the list of registered voters for certain purposes, such as soliciting donations or conducting a poll. It includes exceptions for political, scholarly, journalistic and governmental purposes.

SB36 now goes to the House.

— Dennis Romboy