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State Voting Bills Tracker 2021

State lawmakers continue to introduce voting and elections bills at a furious pace.

Last Updated: April 1, 2021
Published: February 24, 2021
Voters waiting in line to vote.
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In conjunction with the Brennan Center’s report on state voting proposals, below is a list of the restrictive and expansive bills that we are tracking to date. 

As of March 24, legislators have introduced 361 bills with restrictive provisions in 47 states. That’s 108 more than the 253 restrictive bills tallied as of February 19, 2021 — a 43 percent increase in little more than a month.

These measures have begun to be enacted. Five restrictive bills have already been signed into law. In addition, at least 55 restrictive bills in 24 states are moving through legislatures: 29 have passed at least one chamber, while another 26 have had some sort of committee action (e.g., a hearing, an amendment, or a committee vote).

Note that, in some cases, a single bill can have provisions with both restrictive and expansive effects.