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Nevada Revisits Mail-In Ballot Debate After 2020 Spotlight

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers are considering sending mail-in ballots to all active voters in future elections after passing a law last summer that directed election officials to do so to prevent the coronavirus from spreading at polling places.

Assembly Speaker Jason Frierson presented a bill on Thursday that would direct election officials to send all active voters mail-in ballots in future elections. The proposal drew support from Democrats and opposition from Republicans.

Both pointed to the 2020 election cycle to bolster their arguments. Democrats argued turnout figures suggested the policy expanded voter access. Republicans said the policy had contributed to distrust and questions about election integrity.