Representative Introduces Voter Bill of Rights

State Representative Jon Hoadley (D-60)┬áhas introduced a constitutional amendment to include a voter bill of rights. The amendment, HJR O, includes the right to no-reason absentee voting and in-person early voting up to 15 days before an election, and would automatically register any eligible person issued a state driver’s license or identification card. American citizens living or working overseas, including those in military service, would automatically be sent an absentee ballot under the proposal.

The resolution was sent to the House Elections and Ethics Committee. It would need a two-thirds majority vote in both the House and Senate and would then need to be voted on statewide to become law.