Sen. Mark Warner has reintroduced election reform legislation aimed at making it easier and faster to vote.
Warner, joined by fellow senators Chris Coons, D-Del., Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., is trying again with a bill filed shortly after the November election. The old Congress didn’t act on the bill before it adjourned.
“The extremely long lines and wait times that many Virginia voters experienced at the polls last November were unacceptable,” Warner said, adding that he was disappointed the state legislature did not act on similar reforms last week.
His bill would allow for same-day registration, no-excuse absentee voting, and early voting on at least nine days before Election Day. In addition, it would provide voting help for people in the military, people with disabilities and those whose first language is not English.
– David Ress