Sunday, September 18, 2005

Bill in US House attempts to guarantee absentee voting rights to displaced citizens

Proposed legilsation in the US House of Representatives attempts to assure absentee voting rights to citizens displaced by Hurricane Katrina.

HR3734, sponsored by Alabama Rep. Arthur Davis, extends overseas voting rights to citizens who certify that they have been displaced by katrina. It looks like all the bill requires is a "certification" or "affidavit" to a state official.

Interestingly, the impact of this is that it may allow Louisiana residents to continue to vote in LA elections through 2008, even though many may never return to the state.

Demopolis Times Story


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