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Members of the House of Representatives have introduced a piece of bipartisan legislation that would improve the tracking capabilities for mail-in ballot envelopes. The Vote By Mail Tracking Act is sponsored by 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). It is an administrative bill that would require envelopes to: Contain a Postal Service barcode that will enable the tracking of each ballot, Satisfy the Postal Service requirements for ballot envelope design and machinable letters and Include the Official Election Mail logo. Critically, the bill does not require states to adopt any additional mail-in ballot practices outside of the scope of the envelope itself.

(PostCom Bulletin)