ACLU Letter to the House of Representatives Urging Cosponsorship of the VoteSafe Act, H.R. 6807

Document Date: May 14, 2020

In this letter, the ACLU urges members of the House of Representatives to cosponsor the VoteSafe Act, H.R. 6807, that would establish minimum uniform standards to ensure voters can cast their ballots safely in person or by mail during the 2020 elections. Specifically, the VoteSafe Act would require states to permit no-excuse mail-in absentee voting and maintain early in-person voting periods of at least 20 days for the 2020 elections; authorize $2.5 billion for states to meet their obligations to offer no-excuse absentee and early in-person voting; and provide $2.5 billion in additional, discretionary grant funding for states to further improve the safety and accessibility of voting options during the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly for those who will likely face the greatest barriers, such as voters with disabilities, language minority voters, and American Indian, Alaska Native, and rural voters.

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