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Aug 27, 2010 12:03 PM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Colorado awaits word on military ballot waiver

Colorado is awaiting word on whether it will be exempted from a federal requirement to mail ballots to military service members overseas 45 days before the November election.

Wisconsin was notified Friday that its waiver request had been denied.

If Colorado's waiver is approved, some military ballots from overseas might not be counted. Secretary of State spokesman Rich Coolidge says the ballots will still be mailed. However he says some soldiers in remote battlefields might not have enough time to return them even though the state will give them an extra seven days after the election.

They can also e-mail or fax them. Coolidge blamed primaries and deadlines for ballot initiatives for not being able to meet the deadline.

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