Bill that promises quicker election results with increased mail-in ballots, moves through to Senate


BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD)– State lawmakers are tackling issues with early voting in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.

A bill that promises to help election officials give you timely results of election outcome has moved through the house.

Senate bill 22 will allow the verification and counting process to start four days before the November election as opposed to just one day before, which is what the current law allows.

This is to ensure all ballots are counted in a timely manner. Counting and going through millions of mail-in votes is a concern expressed by many lawmakers.

The house passed the bill with amendments and the Senate will have to sign off on those changes before the bill will hit the Governor’s desk.

Early voting across the state starts on Friday. This legislation will not affect the upcoming election.

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