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Bill criminalizing absentee ballot assistance awaits Ivey’s signature

Posted on AllSides March 20th, 2024
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On Tuesday, the Alabama Senate approved a bill that would criminalize certain forms of assistance during the absentee ballot voting process. The bill will now move to Gov. Kay Ivey’s desk to be signed into law. The legislation, SB1, passed along party lines on a 24-5 vote. Bill sponsor Garlan Gudger, R-Cullman, has said the reasoning for the legislation is to prevent ballot harvesting and ensure election integrity. However, Democrats have argued the bill is a voter suppression tactic that is based on minute or zero evidence. The legislation makes...

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