CARSON CITY — Today, Fair Fight Action, the voting rights group founded by Stacey Abrams, praised Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak for signing into law a handful of bills passed by the Nevada legislature aimed at protecting the freedom to vote and reducing barriers to the ballot box.
In a year that has seen more than 400 anti-voter bills introduced in nearly every state legislature across the country, Nevada has continued to stand out as one of the few states proactively defending the freedom to vote. The package of bills passed by the legislature and signed into law by Gov. Sisolak in 2021 include:
- AB 121 will require the secretary of state to allow voters with disabilities to register to vote, apply for and receive absentee ballots, and cast absentee ballots electronically.
- AB 321 will establish permanent mail voting for the state and allow all eligible voters to vote by mail.
- AB 432 will reduce barriers to voter registration by expanding the Secretary of State’s authority to develop additional automatic voter registration systems and agencies.
Fair Fight Action Chair Stacey Abrams issued the following statement:
“I applaud Governor Sisolak, Speaker Frierson, and the Nevada legislature for taking critical action to protect Nevadans’ freedom to vote and reduce barriers to the ballot box by passing the common-sense reforms outlined in these three bills. For democracy to work for all of us, it must include us all. With hundreds of Republican anti-voter bills moving in state legislatures across the country, the Silver State has set a strong example of a different path forward. By coming together to enact this package, Gov. Sisolak and leaders in the Nevada legislature are helping to ensure that all eligible Nevadans will be able to make their voices heard. Fair Fight Action applauds their leadership and looks forward to seeing other states follow suit.”