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Final Reading: Countdown to the end
VT Digger, Kit NortonMay 19, 2021

There may be a few days left before the Vermont Legislature is scheduled to adjourn, but Tuesday had the air of a final day in the Statehouse.

The Vermont Legislature has passed a bill that would send general election ballots to all active voters, making permanent a policy used last year during the pandemic.

The universal mail-in voting bill counters a move by some state legislatures to curtail voter access with more restrictive election laws, said House Speaker Jill Krowinski. Secretary of State Jim Condos applauded the work of the legislature saying that if enacted the measure will be the largest expansion of Vermont voter access in decades, making it one of the most voter friendly states in the country.

VTDigger launches 2021 Bill Tracker
VT Digger, VTD EditorMay 13, 2021

See the latest status of roughly 30 key bills at a glance during the fast-moving final days of the legislative session.