The bill that would allow out-of-town commuters and caretakers to vote by absentee ballot won passage in the Connecticut Senate.
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Absentee and mail voting systems are a benefit to people who may not be able to attend a polling station in person, either through a physical disability, absence from the locality, or work requirements - although the general public can greatly benefit as well with easier access to the ballot. Also see our section on American democracy or our articles on the Internet and Voting, Military Voting or just general Voter Access.
States that mailed a ballot to every registered voter in 2020’s presidential election saw voter turnout increase by an average of 5.6%.
The Legislative Commission accepted the majority of the…two dozen[+ mainly] technical election regulations, but not all of them.
On Wednesday, a bill that would have returned Utah to in-person voting by default failed to advance from the committee phase.
Texas’s S.B. 1 makes it a crime for election officials and workers to encourage vote by mail. This provision has been struck down.
The GOP is in court over mail voting. Cases in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania could have a major effect on voting in two key states.
A court declared Friday that Pennsylvania’s expansive 2-year-old mail-in voting law violates the state constitution, agreeing with Republicans.
A Harris County man of 95 fears new voting laws may prevent him from voting by absentee ballot for the first time in his lifetime.
Top election officials in 14 states Monday asked Biden to boost election funding, citing financial strain of Covid-19, shift to mail voting.
Georgia’s SB 202 seems to have achieved desired effect with absentee ballot rejections rising 400% in recent municipal elections.