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Election 2021

Category: News + Notes

Link: Sec. of State proposes similar Covid-19 election plan for Spring 2021 ballots

Melinda Deslatte reporting for the Associated Press:

Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin wants to use the same expansion of absentee-by-mail voting that was in place for the summer and fall elections, including the November presidential competition.

Lawmakers on House and Senate oversight committees Tuesday will consider the package of COVID-19 emergency rules proposed by the Republican elections chief. If approved there, they advance to the full Legislature for a vote. In addition, the provisions would need the backing of Gov. John Bel Edwards to take effect.