ATLANTA — Today, the Nevada state Assembly voted to advance A321, which would protect and expand the freedom to vote in Nevada. The bill, introduced by Assembly Speaker Jason Frierson (D-Las Vegas), will now be considered by the state Senate.
In a year that has seen more than 400 anti-voter bills introduced in state legislatures across the country, Nevada continues to stand out as one of the few states proactively defending the freedom to vote. Speaker Frierson’s bill would expand access to vote by mail, require counties to establish a drop box at every polling location, establish a minimum number of polling places for early and Election Day voting, and extend the deadline for online voter registration, among other provisions aimed toward reducing barriers to voting.
Fair Fight Action Chair Stacey Abrams issued the following statement:
“I applaud Speaker Frierson and the members of the Nevada state Assembly for taking this critical step to protect and expand voting access in the Silver State. As Republicans across the country continue their relentless attacks on our freedom to vote, this bill is essential for reducing barriers to voting for historically disenfranchised communities and ensuring that all eligible Nevadans are able to make their voices heard at the ballot box. We’re grateful to Speaker Frierson and organizers on the ground for working tirelessly to safeguard Nevadans’ fundamental freedom to vote and look forward to celebrating the passage of A321 in the state Senate.”