San Diego-area Rep. Susan Davis took advantage of the Democrats’ new control of the House of Representatives to re-introduce two election-reform bills.
Davis’ Universal Right to Vote by Mail Act would end restrictions that 21 states impose on a person’s ability to vote by mail, such as requiring a doctor’s note, the details of a religious obligation, latest pregnancy status or details of a vacation destination.
A second bill, the Federal Election Integrity Act, would prohibit a chief election official of a state from serving on federal campaign committees or engaging in other political activity on behalf of federal candidates in any election over which that official has supervisory authority.
“With many states curtailing voting rights, it’s time for the federal government to exercise its constitutional responsibility and ensure Americans’ access to the ballot box,” Davis said Friday. “My bills would end arbitrary roadblocks to absentee voting and ensure those running our elections are free from conflict of interest.”
Davis represents the 53rd Congressional District, which includes central San Diego, La Mesa, Lemon Grove, Spring Valley and parts of El Cajon and Chula Vista. She is a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee.
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