Absentee Voting Bill Passes House

July 23, 2020

Today we took a major step toward ensuring a safe voting experience in November.

The House passed, by a vote of 144-2, a bill that allows for absentee ballot voting to ensure safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The absentee voting changes apply only to the state election that will be held on November 3, 2020. By law, a state election is a regular election and includes candidates running for federal office.

House Bill 6002, which makes various changes affecting absentee voting and Election Day Registration (EDR), now goes to the Senate for passage.

Among other things the bill also authorizes registrars to apply to designate additional EDR locations and authorizes individuals who are in line by 8:00 p.m. at EDR location not just register after completing the voter registration process and are admitted as electors.