Ind. Senate Passes Dead-Voter Bill
By Travis Thayer
(Indianapolis, Ind.) – Proposed legislation that would allow dead people to vote is one step closer to becoming law in Indiana.
On Tuesday, the Senate voted 45-2 in favor of Senate Bill 155, reports the Indianapolis Star.
SB 155 would assure that a person who cast an early absentee ballot in an election would still have their vote counted if that person dies prior to election day.
Current law invalidates the votes of people who cast a ballot then die before election day.
State Sen. Greg Walker (R-Columbus), the author of the bill, says the goal is not to allow dead people to vote. Instead, the bill is intended to save election workers time from checking absentee ballots against information about deaths.
The measure now heads to the House.