Nevada governor signs law to automatically send mail ballots

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Updated: Jun. 12, 2021 at 2:46 PM PDT
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LAS VEGAS (AP) - Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak signed into law Friday a measure requiring mail-in ballots to be automatically sent to active voters in future elections.

The new law indefinitely extends policies that the Democratic governor approved last year amid the pandemic.

Sisolak signed the bill at a ceremony in Las Vegas on Friday.

The measure also aims to improve Nevada’s voter roll maintenance and signature verification procedures.

It requires vote counters to complete a forensic signature verification course. It also directs election officials to compare their list of registered voters to Nevada’s Registrar of Vital Statistics on a monthly basis to purge dead people from voter rolls.

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