HB 495, Requiring Precinct Captains to Update Voter Data

What: HB 495, Generally revise laws related to precincts and precinct committees

Position: Oppose

When: The House will vote on this sometime this week or next. While we wait for the schedule to be posted, please contact Representatives. 

Action: Reach out to your State House Representative to support on the floor. Look up and get contact info for your representative here.

Talking Points: 

  • Promotes partisan influence over voter access
  • Not all precinct positions in both parties are occupied, so this bill would allow one party to have greater influence in voter data management
  • Utilizing partisan precinct captains in non-partisan administration work reinforces a two party system that disenfranchises third-party and independent voters

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