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There could be big changes coming to how Nevadans cast a ballot. AB321 would make mail-in voting, permanent. “We can’t go back to having our seniors standing in line for 7 hours to cast their vote,” says Assembly Speaker Jason Frierson. “This isn’t a trip to Costco. This is a constitutional right.” Frierson is sponsoring the bill. “AB321 makes voting more accessible and safe,” says Frierson. “Not just during a pandemic but permanently and that’s how voting should be. Convenient, accessible, safe, and secure. If Nevadans want to vote in person they still can.” Frierson says the bill does give voters the choice to opt-out. Ensuring a ballot is not sent to their home. It also requires that voter registration lists are updated every month. And that the Secretary of State matches voter rolls with death records. John Lindback worked as Director of Elections in Oregon for 8 years and says mail-in elections work well in that state. He supports the Nevada bill. “The legislation you have here incorporates best practices by mail that have been used in other states,” explains Lindback. “Nevada doesn’t have to reinvent the wheel here.” Republican Assemblywoman Robin Titus calls the bill a partisan idea, taking exception to several key points, including the provision that allows ballots to be turned in up to four days after the election. In a prepared statement to News 3, the Assemblywoman writes: “…this legislation will further degrade the fragile civic trust shared between the three million people that call Nevada home…” Frierson disagrees. “The reality is this, there are going to be some folks who will never support it no matter what we propose,” he says. “They are just against mail ballots, against increase turnout.”