Introduced by Rep. Edward Gaffney (R) on September 22, 2005
To allow local elections clerks to automatically send an absentee ballot before each election to any qualified registered voter age 60 and older, without having first received an absentee ballot request from the voter for a particular election. Note: A recent circuit court case ruled that Detroit could not automatically send out absentee ballots to voters who had received them in previous elections, because state law only authorizes that absentee ballots be sent to those who specifically ask for them. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Oversight, Elections and Ethics Committee on September 22, 2005