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Nevada permanently expands mail-in voting access

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak signed a measure requiring all county and city clerks to send every active registered voter in the state a mail-in ballot before a primary or general election. File Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak signed a measure requiring all county and city clerks to send every active registered voter in the state a mail-in ballot before a primary or general election. File Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | License Photo

June 3 (UPI) -- Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak on Thursday signed a bill permanently expending mail-in voting to all registered voters.

The measure requires all county and city clerks to send every active registered voter in the state a mail-in ballot before a primary or general election.

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"At a time when state legislatures across the country are attempting to roll back access to the polls, I am so proud that Nevada continues to push forward with proven strategies that make voting more accessible and secure," Sisolak said. "Nevada has always been widely recognized as a leader in election administration and with this legislation, we will continue to build on that legacy."

Last year, former President Donald Trump's re-election campaign, along with the Republican National Committee and the Nevada Republican Party, sued the state after it passed a measure requiring delivery of mail-in ballots to all registered voters and requiring any ballot received by 5 p.m. on the third day after the election to be counted.

A federal judge shot down the challenge stating that the challengers' arguments and proof of harm to voters were generalized and speculative.

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In the wake of the 2020 presidential election, both Florida and Georgia have implemented sweeping laws limiting vote-by-mail and other forms of voting.

Most recently, the Texas state Senate passed a bill restricting the use of mail-in ballots, limiting early voting hours and eliminating ballot drop boxes and drive-through voting locations, prompting condemnation from President Joe Biden and a walkout by Democrats.

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