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Editorial: Give candidates filing break

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Last week's editorial reminded voters about the new legal requirement for 2012 elections to have a photo I.D.

This week, we ask our legislators to do something about the poor time frame forced on those who wish to become candidates for local office.

Candidacy registration, as required by state law, goes from Dec. 1 to the first Tuesday in January. Yet, spring elections aren't until three months later in April. Primaries, if needed, are scheduled for mid-February.

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