Bill Makes Voting Easier for Alabama's First Responders


By Alabama News Network

A new bill is in the works makes it easier for first responders to vote in elections when they are called out for a disaster.


The bill, sponsored by Enterprise Representative Barry Moore, comes after Alabama's National Guardsmen and others were called to help Hurricane Sandy relief efforts before last year's presidential election.

If the governor declares a state of emergency near election time, Alabama's secretary of state can issue an emergency rule allowing first responders to fill out absentee ballots.

The Senate passed it Thursday and will go the Governor to become law.



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