Indiana Election Commission stalemates on vote-by-mail issue

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Posted at 4:32 PM, Aug 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-14 16:32:06-04

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Election Commission has deadlocked on whether to let all residents vote by mail due to the coronavirus pandemic.

During a virtual commission meeting, the Democratic members of the four-person board offered a proposal that would have allowed all voters to cast a ballot by mail in November due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Republican members opposed making that change, arguing it's not necessary.

Under the stay-at-home order in June, Indiana's current vote-by-mail restrictions were lifted, allowing anyone the option to vote by mail.

For now, however, the state will remain one of nine without no-excuse-needed absentee voting.