Proposal would let more voters "mail it in"

    A new effort in D.C. would make it easier for states to implement procedures to allow residents to vote-by-mail.

    Don’t feel like driving to your polling place to vote?  A new proposal in Washington would save you the trip by giving every voter the choice to vote by mail.

    A package of bills introduced by a group of lawmakers including Delaware’s Senator Tom Carper (D) is designed to make it easier for states to implement vote-by-mail procedures.  Carper says, “This legislation will help remove barriers to voting by making it more convenient for all Americans to cast their vote and have a say in our federal government.”

    According to the advocacy group Vote By Mail Project, 28 states including New Jersey currently allow voters to mail absentee ballots without giving any excuses.  Delaware, Pennsylvania and 20 other states do not allow absentee balloting without an excuse.

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