WASHINGTON, D.C. — Nevada Democrats have learned from the successes of the 2020 election and moved on Wednesday to expand mail voting in the state. Under a special state of emergency law, all voters were automatically mailed a ballot in the 2020 elections. The state saw record voter turnout, with Nevadans able to choose how they felt most comfortable voting in the face of an unprecedented public health crisis.
Now, Nevada Democrats are moving to make this change permanent. Assembly Bill 321 was introduced on Wednesday by Speaker Jason Frierson, and would establish universal automatic mail voting. Every eligible voter would be sent a mail-in ballot automatically, unless they chose to opt out of receiving one. Assembly Majority Leader Teresa Benitez-Thompson (D-Reno) said of the mail voting reform: “We know that it’s safe, we know that it’s been very effective, so I think it made the argument for itself about why it should continue.”