D007 (Resolution to address the issue of Voter Suppression)

House of Deputies Message #99

The House of Deputies informs the House of Bishops that on Jul 8, 2022 it considered resolution D007 (Resolution to address the issue of Voter Suppression). The house acted to:

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Resolved, the House of Bishops concurring,

That this 80th General Convention of The Episcopal Church hereby again direct and encourage the adoption, on a state-by-state basis, the following package of reforms that would expand voter registration, increase voter eligibility, and make voting processes more accessible by: implementing automatic voter registration; enabling same-day voter registration; preparing for natural disasters; allowing online registration; expanding the circle of people who are eligible to vote; making it easier to vote by mail; enabling no-excuse absentee voting; creating long-term mailing lists for absentee voters; making it easier for people to vote early, in person; enabling weekend voting and extended hours; and, guaranteeing an adequate number of voting locations; and be it further

Resolved, that this 80th General Convention calls for the elimination of all statewide voter access legislation that has been adopted since the 2013; and be it further

Resolved, That this 80th General Convention direct, consistent with established policies and procedures, that the Executive Council refer this Resolution to the Office of Government Relations, so that it may take all actions necessary to accomplish the intentions and purposes of this Resolution.