Voting Bills Hearing by Senate Elections Committee Wednesday Morning


On Wednesday, May 5th, the Senate Elections Committee will hold a hearing for a series of bills that will make it harder for people with disabilities, older adults, and others to vote. It will also make it more difficult for friends and neighbors to assist with returning an absentee ballot and put volunteers, clerks, and others at risk for prosecution if they violate the new restrictions.

The hearing tomorrow will discuss the following bills:

  • SB 203: Secure Delivery of Absentee Ballots
  • SB 206: Returning Absentee Indefinitely Voter
  • SB 209: Returning Absentee Ballots to Office of the Clerk
  • SB 212: Defects on Absentee Ballot Certificates

Make your concerns heard!

It is very important to share your concerns with committee members and legislators regarding these bills. Here are options for participating:

If you are planning on testifying or submitting comments, please contact Barbara Beckert at

For more information on what you can do, a sample testimony template, and details about each voting bill being discussed in the May 5th hearing, read the Voting Bills Hearing Update provided by the DVC here (accessible PDF).