Proposed federal legislation would cut long lines for voters
Waiting in long lines for hours to vote could be a thing of the past if just-introduced federal legislation becomes law.
On Thursday, Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon, a state already known for its innovative approach to voting, introduced the People Over Long Lines or POLL Act. The bill requires governments to guarantee every voter has a chance to vote within 30 minutes. The bipartisan Presidential Commission on Election Administration has determined that half an hour is the maximum time voters should have to wait.