The House Constitution and Elections Committee has already approved a bill that would allow early voting in Alabama by way of absentee ballots. Rep. Oliver Robinson, D-Birmingham, is the bill’s sponsor. The bill would allow any qualified voter to vote early by casting an absentee ballot even if they will be in town on Election Day. Thirty-one states offer some sort of early voting, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Currently, Alabama voters can only vote by absentee if they attest that they will be out of town on election day, are too ill to go to the polls or give another accepted reason. Rep. Robinson’s bill would remove those conditions from the law and allow any voter to send in an absentee ballot to vote early. I haven’t read this bill, but am for early voting in some fashion. Obviously, the use of absentee ballots would be cheaper. If done properly, it should work well.
Source: Birmingham News
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