HB 485 prohibits the use of drop-off boxes or other drop-off locations for the collection of absentee ballots. Drop-off boxes are a safe and secure way of ensuring voters have the ability to turn in their absentee ballot before election deadlines without fear of delay through the mail or other unexpected barriers. Drop boxes make voting more accessible for many voters, including those in rural areas who may not have a nearby election site.
Prohibiting the use of drop-off boxes and drop-off locations is an unnecessary barrier to voter participation. Casting a ballot should be convenient and accessible.