Bill eliminating three-day grace period for voting clears committee


A proposal to end the three-day grace period for casting ballots by mail cleared a House committee Tuesday over objections that it would limit the right to vote.

The House elections committee voted 7-5 to pass a bill that sets the deadline for ballots to be cast by 7 p.m. on Election Day.

The bill was amended to apply the deadline to ballots dropped at any location within a county, including advanced ballot drop boxes.

The bill would reverse a 2017 law that allows . . .


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