4/05/2008

Senator Bill Nelson Summarizes Plans for New Federal Election Law Bill

Here is a summary of U.S. Senator Bill Nelson’s speech to the Florida Senate on March 27. In the speech, he said he will soon introduce federal legislation, and a proposed constitutional amendment, to do these things: abolish the Electoral College, establish a regional rotating schedule of six presidential primary dates, mandate no-excuse absentee voting for federal elections, mandate a paper trail for all vote-counting systems for federal elections, and provide grants to states for all-mail voting.

It would be valuable for Florida constituents of Senator Nelson to ask him to also include ballot access reform in federal elections. Although ballot access reform has been introduced in the U.S. House ten times, and a bill is pending there currently (HR 3600), no U.S. Senator has ever introduced a bill on ballot access.
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