President Biden signed an executive order on Sunday that will direct all federal agencies to promote voter registration and reduce barriers for certain voting groups, including military and overseas voters, Native Americans, incarcerated citizens, and people with disabilities. The agencies will be prompted to use their websites and social media platforms to share registration information, and the order will also seek to modernize the federal government's official voter registration site, Vote.gov. Biden announced the order virtually during the Martin and Coretta King Unity Breakfast, which marked the 56th anniversary of the Bloody Sunday march in Selma, Alabama. Biden's push to increase voting access comes just days after the House passed HR1, a sweeping voting reform bill that would require states to implement mail-in voting and same-day voter registration, among other things. Republicans have fiercely resisted its passage.
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