CARSON CITY – It may become easier for registered voters with disabilities to get Nevada absentee ballots on a long-term basis.
Senate Bill 447 would allow registered voters with a physical disability to request an absentee ballot for every election they are eligible to vote in.
The Senate Legislative Operations and Elections Committee heard the bill on Monday without taking action.
“We should be making it easier for those individuals who have difficulty accessing the polls,” said the committee’s chair, Sen. Nicole Cannizzaro, D-Las Vegas.
The measure also requires a county clerk who gets a request to notify a city elections clerk of the voter’s wish, so a voter gets city election ballots as well as ballots for state elections.
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