Revised voting rights bill rolled out in U.S. Senate, with Manchin on board

The measure would make Election Day a national holiday and mandate early voting opportunities for federal elections

By: - September 14, 2021 3:53 pm
A person in New Jersey walks by a public polling place

In this file photo, a person walks by the entrance to the polling station at School 23 on July 7, 2020, in Jersey City, New Jersey. New Jersey residents chose their candidates for president, Senate and House but because of the pandemic, most cast their votes by mail-in ballots. (Photo by David Dee Delgado/Getty Images)

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Ariana Figueroa
Ariana Figueroa

Ariana Figueroa is a reporter in the States Newsroom Washington, D.C, bureau. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections and campaign finance. Before joining States Newsroom, Ariana covered public health and chemical policy on Capitol Hill for E&E News. As a Florida native, she's worked for the Miami Herald and her hometown paper, the Tampa Bay Times. Her work has also appeared in the Chicago Tribune and NPR. She is a graduate of the University of Florida.