This bill was a good step forward, but was sidelined by the novel coronavirus pandemic. We remain committed to this legislation and plan to advance it during the next legislative session.

House Bill 78 would expand access to the ballot box by establishing early voting. Kentucky has some of the most limited voting hours in the country, and requires an excuse to vote-by-mail for people who cannot vote during the limited hours. A person's right to vote should not be limited by something like their work schedule or transportation options.

Bill Movement:

  • Pre-Filed: 10/31/19
  • Introduced: 1/7/20
  • Passed House Committee: N/A
  • Passed House: N/A
  • Accepted by Senate: N/A
  • Passed Senate Committee: N/A
  • Passed Senate: N/A
  • Sent to Governor: N/A

Status

Failed

Session

2020 General Assembly

Bill number

Position

Support