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U.S. Congress

No eligible American should have to choose between their job and family and their right to be heard at the polls. But with our busy everyday schedules, limiting voting to a single day can needlessly disenfranchise countless voters, particularly low-income voters, voters of color, and young voters.

It’s time for Congress to take action and pass nationwide early voting -- so that everyone has the flexibility they need to cast a ballot.

Signed,

Common Cause

This petition closed about 2 months ago

How this will help

This month, after a long and hard-fought campaign, New York became the latest state to adopt early voting -- allowing eligible voters to cast their ballot up to 9 days before Election Day.

This...

This month, after a long and hard-fought campaign, New York became the latest state to adopt early voting -- allowing eligible voters to cast their ballot up to 9 days before Election Day.

This simple, groundbreaking reform will make an enormous difference for New Yorkers. By expanding the state's voting period beyond a single day, early voting allows for more flexibility in the electoral process and helps people of all backgrounds participate in our democracy. 39 states have already adopted it, but some are lagging behind -- meaning voters across the country are being deprived of this vital accommodation. 

That's why it's time to take early voting nationwide. 

For the college student in Alabama who has to choose between going to class or casting a ballot… For the single mother in New Hampshire who can't swing the cost of additional childcare, especially if she expects to wait in line at her polling place for hours... And for any individual who wants a choice of when to make their voice heard in our democracy -- early voting is the solution. 

There's no reason to delay this reform any longer. Congress must enact legislation to bring early voting to all 50 states -- and make our democracy more open and accessible to all.

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