The House Judiciary Committee passed HB 66 on Monday
On Monday, the House Judiciary Committee passed a bill I'm sponsoring to build on the success of the 2020 election in Alaska. Last November's general election featured the most votes ever cast in an election in Alaska, which is a remarkable achievement considering that we were in the midst of a global pandemic. My goal in sponsoring House Bill 66 is to make it easier and more convenient to vote in Alaska.
HB 66 has a lot of support, including from the National Vote at Home Institute. The organization's Chief Executive Officer, Amber McReynolds, testified in support of HB 66 last week. (Watch her testimony by clicking on this link) HB 66 is also being supported by former Oregon Deputy Secretary of State Paddy McGuire. He's a graduate of Juneau-Douglas High School and currently serves as the Auditor for Mason County Washington. Paddy's testimony on April 12 showed that the reforms proposed in HB 66 would be "a significant step forward in correcting issues in Alaska law to make voting from home easier and more accessible." (Watch his testimony by clicking on this link)
With the approval of HB 66 on Monday by the House Judiciary Committee, the bill will next be considered by the House State Affairs Committee. If you support common-sense election reform that empowers voters, please consider sending an email of support to HouseState.Affairs@akleg.gov.
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