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Every State, Every Vote: Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak Signs Legislation To Automatically Mail Every Voter a Ballot

“This bill will enable election officials to continue to support the safest, most accessible election possible under these unprecedented circumstances.”

On Monday, Democratic Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak signed a bill requiring the state to automatically mail a ballot to all active voters for the upcoming general election. This measure will protect the health and safety of Nevadans while ensuring their right to vote amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Nevada will still open at least 140 in-person polling places throughout the state for those who need it. Gov. Sisolak and the legislature hope that mail-in ballots will help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Nevada, while expanding voting access. 

President Trump attacked the Nevada legislation yesterday, threatening to sue the state and claiming vote-by-mail will increase voter-fraud. Experts agree across the board that voter fraud of any kind is exceedingly rare

Read more about Gov. Sisolak’s new legislation below and learn how Democratic governors are fighting to expand access to the ballot box at EveryStateEveryVote.com.

Associated Press/Report for America: Nevada to mail all voters ballots; Trump promises lawsuit

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak signed legislation Monday to mail all of the state’s active voters ballots ahead of the November election, a move being criticized by President Donald Trump, who promised a lawsuit to block the action.

“This bill will enable election officials to continue to support the safest, most accessible election possible under these unprecedented circumstances,” Sisolak, a Democrat, said in a statement.

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CNN: Nevada approves plan to mail ballots to all registered voters

The state of Nevada has approved a plan to send absentee ballots to all active voters this November, a major expansion of mail-in voting in the battleground state.

Over the weekend, the Democratic-controlled Nevada state legislature passed a sweeping election bill along party lines. Gov. Steve Sisolak, a Democrat, signed the legislation Monday afternoon. That makes Nevada the eighth state, along with the District of Columbia, to adopt universal vote-by-mail for the presidential election in November, amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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Axios: Nevada governor signs mail-in voting bill after Trump threatens lawsuit

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak (D) announced Monday evening that he’s signed a bill enabling all registered voters in the state to vote by mail in November’s elections.

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The Hill: Nevada governor signs bill to allow mail-in voting after Trump promises legal challenge

Nevada’s governor signed a bill ensuring that every registered voter in the state would receive a mail-in ballot ahead of November’s election despite threats of legal action from President Trump

Gov. Steve Sisolak (D) said the bill would ensure “that we’d do all we can to allow Nevadans to safely cast a ballot in the upcoming November election.”

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Reno Gazette Journal: Sisolak signs elections bill expanding Nevada’s mail-in voting after Trump threatens lawsuit

On Monday afternoon, Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak signed Assembly Bill 4, a controversial elections reform that will see Nevada stick to a mostly vote-by-mail format in November.

The bill, one of the top items on Gov. Steve Sisolak’s special session agenda, passed along party lines after a mostly mail-in June primary election that saw some voters wait several hours at one of the “extremely limited” in-person polling places state officials kept open during the coronavirus outbreak. 

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KSNV: Governor Sisolak signs bill ensuring mail-in voting for Nevadans next election

Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak signed the bill Monday that ensures Nevadans are able to vote via the mail in November amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The General Election, scheduled for Nov. 3, has been under scrutiny with many elected officials and health experts wanting widespread mail-in options while President Donald Trump and members of his base saying that mail-in ballots lead to voter fraud, though there’s no evidence to corroborate this claim.

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