About the bill
At least 22 states allow their citizens to vote by mail, and three of them even vote entirely by mail: Colorado, Washington, and Oregon. The Vote By Mail Act, H.R. 5819 and S. 3214, would allow all eligible voters in all 50 states to do so.
The legislation was Introduced in the House by Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR3) and in the Senate by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR), both from Oregon, which has run its elections by mail for 16 years. In these federal legislators’ eyes, the states’ experiment worked ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senator for Oregon. Democrat.
Last Updated: Jul 14, 2016
Length: 14 pages
Jul 14, 2016
114th Congress, 2015–2017
Died in a previous Congress
This bill was introduced on July 14, 2016, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
Jul 14, 2016
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
May 25, 2017
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 1231.
S. 3214 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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