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.
"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.
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.