S.1231 - Vote By Mail Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018) |
|Sponsor:||Sen. Wyden, Ron [D-OR] (Introduced 05/25/2017)|
|Committees:||Senate - Rules and Administration|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 05/25/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1231 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (05/25/2017)
Vote by Mail Act of 2017
This bill amends the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to require states to allow voting in federal elections to be by mail without additional conditions or requirements, except a deadline for returning the ballot.
States must mail ballots to individuals registered to vote in a federal election not later than two weeks before the election. The U.S. Postal Service must carry ballots mailed by a state expeditiously and free of postage.
The National Voter Registration Act of 1993 is amended to authorize automatic voter registration of individuals through state motor vehicle authorities.