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S. 3214 (114th): Vote By Mail Act of 2016

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

Ron Wyden

Sponsor. Senator for Oregon. Democrat.

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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

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S. 3214 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

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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