Montgomery, Ala. -- Today, the Senate General Affairs Committee voted favorably on HB285, a bill that would ban curbside voting by prohibiting the operation of any voting machine except on the inside of an enclosed building designated as a voting place and by prohibiting an election official or poll worker from taking any ballot into or out of a voting place, except in the performance of as part of established election procedures for transporting ballots.

Dillon Nettles, policy and advocacy director said:

"The committee's decision today moves us a step closer to a ban on curbside voting in Alabama. Curbside voting is a secure and convenient option that largely benefits elderly, disabled, and voters with inaccesible polling locations. We hope that the Senate will give HB285 and the communities it will impact thoughtful consideration before passing another restriction that unfairly burdens voters."