Voting might look different in November. Democrats are looking to expand vote by mail options for the upcoming election. The effort is geared to looking ahead to what a major statewide election would like if COVID-19 is still circulating in the state and people are worried about in-person voting or working at the polls.
Among the changes Election Day 2020 would be an extended state holiday, applications for absentee voting would be mailed out and provisions for curbside voting would be made. Democrat State Rep. Kelly Burke says with COIVD-19 its clear some polling places are better than others.
So what’s being mailed? Only an application to vote by mail or absentee if a person voted in 2018, 2019 or in the 2020 primary. All of the provisions in the bill would sunset in January of 2021 and only apply to the November election.
The bill passed the house and heads to the Senate for approval.