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Healthy Democracy: Expanded Absentee Voting

House Bill 72 would allow "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 make this a part of Kentucky law.

HB 72 has not yet been assigned to a committee.

KFTC's Position: 
KFTC Supports