About the bill
The provision could drastically change November’s election, if the covid-19 coronavirus is still circulating by then.
America has held elections during national pandemics before, like 1918 during the Spanish flu pandemic. While it’s too early to predict whether the covid-19 coronavirus will still be virulent by November, some are already speculating about the virus’s effects on in-person voting locations.
Voting by mail has become more common in recent years. In 2018, about 40% of voters voted absentee, early, or by mail. One of the three covid-19 stimulus packages included funding to increase vote by mail options.
What the legislation does
The Resilient Elections During Quarantines and Natural Disasters Act would require all states to offer a vote-by-mail option, if at least 13 states declare a state of emergency …
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Oregon's 3rd congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Mar 11, 2020
Length: 16 pages
116th Congress (2019–2021)
This bill was introduced on March 11, 2020, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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32 Cosponsors (32 Democrats)
What legislators are saying
“DelBene Votes to Save the U.S. Postal Service and Protect Peoples’ Right to Vote”
— Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA1] (Co-sponsor) on Aug 22, 2020
“Heck Initiatives Help Shape House Stimulus Package”
— Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA10, 2013-2020] (Co-sponsor) on Mar 23, 2020
“Minor League Baseball in Pennsylvania brings more than just games to its communities”
— Rep. Fred Keller [R-PA12, 2019-2022] on Apr 26, 2020
Mar 11, 2020
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H.R. 6202 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 6202. This is the one from the 116th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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