Rep. Susan Davis has re-introduced two of her election reform bills to “restore integrity to federal elections and end constraints placed on voters who want to vote by mail, known as absentee,” her office said Thursday. Rep. Susan Davis, who represents California’s 53rd District. The Universal Right to Vote by Mail Act would end restrictions many states impose on a person’s ability to vote absentee, such as requiring a doctor’s note, the details of a religious obligation, latest pregnancy status or details of a vacation destination.
Currently, 21 states restrict an eligible voter’s ability to vote absentee, said Davis, a San Diego Democrat. “There’s really no excuse for the government to demand the private details of a person’s life just so they can vote,” said Davis, who represents the 53rd District, which includes La Mesa, Lemon Grove, Spring Valley and parts of San Diego, El Cajon and Chula Vista.
“Voters should not have to put their life on display or jump through hoops just to participate in one of the most hallowed acts of a democracy – voting. And no one should be denied the chance to vote because they don’t have the proper excuse.”
The Congressional Budget Office estimates that her bill would cost the federal government no money. The bill has twice passed the House Administration Committee, which has oversight of federal elections.
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