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Bill introduced to encourage voter registration update in postal change of address

Today, Rep. Harley Rouda (D-CA) introduced a bill that would modify any hard copy change of address forms used by the U.S. Postal Service to include a reminder that individuals should update their voter registration information as well.

Congressman Rouda previously introduced similar language in the form of an amendment to the “For the People Act of 2019” (H.R. 1), legislation that sought to reform voting rights, campaign finance, lobbying, and government ethics, among others. The amendment was adopted and the House passed the bill in a party line 234-193 vote back in March. The bill died in the Senate as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) stated he would not allow the bill to be considered on the Senate floor.

The requirement to include a reminder to update voter registration would apply only to hard copies, not to any electronic version of a change of address form used by USPS.

NALC will continue to monitor this legislation and keep letter carriers up to date on its progression.

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