State Rep. Michael J. Skindell (D-Lakewood) introduced House Bill (HB) 641 this week, pro-voter legislation that would allow Ohio voters to join a permanent absentee voter list. Registered Ohio voters who opt in to the permanent absentee voter list would automatically be mailed an absentee ballot application prior to the beginning of early voting for every election.
“HB 641 would strengthen our democracy by expanding access to absentee voting,” said Rep. Skindell. “More people than ever before are choosing to vote by mail. Creating a permanent absentee voter list would make this process more efficient, thereby increasing voter participation in our elections.”