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Pfaff opposes bill to limit absentee voting

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INDIANAPOLIS – Representative Tonya Pfaff (D-Terre Haute) issued the following statement after House Bill 1116—which would create more obstacles to voting by absentee ballot in Indiana—moved to the House floor for a full vote. Pfaff serves as the ranking Democrat on the House Elections and Apportionment Committee:

 “At a time when Indiana’s voter turnout rate lags abysmally behind the rest of the country, we need to increase voting access, not make it more difficult to legally cast a ballot,” Pfaff said.

“In 2020, over 60% of Hoosiers who voted did so by absentee ballot. I am confused as to why my legislative colleagues want to limit, rather than grow, voting options for Hoosier voters after a nearly 30-year turnout high in 2020.”

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