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Healthy Democracy: Expanded Absentee Voting

House Bill Number: 
72

House Bill 72 would have allowed "convenience of the voter" as a reason for requesting and casting an absentee ballot. Kentucky currently has a narrow list of reasons allowed for casting an absentee ballot.

Bill Sponsor(s): 
Rep. Rachel Roberts & others

"No excuse" absentee voting absentee (also referred to as mail-in voting) was widely used in the 2020 elections, but done so only under emergency orders for voters concerned about voting safely. HB 72 would have made this a part of Kentucky law.

HB 72 was not assigned to a committee. No excuse absentee (mail-in) voting was specifically excluded from the voting bill that did pass (see entry below for HB 574).

KFTC's Position: 
KFTC Supports