UPDATE: On April 7, 2021, this bill was taken off notice in the Elections & Campaign Finance Subcommittee of Local Government Committee.
(Last updated January 24, 2022. Current bill status is available here.)
HB 1251/SB 835 would make absentee voting even harder in Tennessee by forcing voters to submit a written request for an absentee ballot application form. Adding another step — forcing voters to request the request — offers no benefit to voters. It would not make our elections more secure — it would just make it harder for people to vote.