Representatives Katie Porter (D-CA), Nancy Mace (R-SC), Kweisi Mfume (D-MD), Byron Donalds (R-FL), Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), and Juan Ciscomani (R-AZ) introduced bipartisan legislation to increase transparency of mail-in ballots. The Vote By Mail Tracking Act would require ballots to include tracking barcodes and an official logo to certify authenticity. “Improving efficiency and transparency in our elections is good for all Americans,” said Porter. “My bipartisan bill would add tracking barcodes to mail-in ballot envelopes, helping the Postal Service process votes and giving voters the ability to see that their ballots are securely delivered and counted.”
The Vote by Mail Tracking Act would help voters track their ballots and have confidence that election officials counted their vote. Under this bill, each mail-in ballot envelope must:
• Contain a United States Postal Service (USPS) barcode;
• Meet USPS design requirements and standards for machinable letters; and
• Include an Official Election Mail logo.
-PostCom Bulletin / Porter Press Release