Two vote-by-mail bills on their way

Rep. Susan Davis (D-Calif.) introduced a bill Thursday that would require states to install systems to allow voters to track mail-in ballots by telephone and the Internet.

Sen. Ron WydenRonald (Ron) Lee WydenHillicon Valley: Facebook, Google struggle to block terrorist content | Cambridge Analytica declares bankruptcy in US | Company exposed phone location data | Apple starts paying back taxes to Ireland Firm exposes cell phone location data on US customers Overnight Finance: Watchdog weighs probe into handling of Cohen bank records | Immigration fight threatens farm bill | House panel rebukes Trump on ZTE | Trump raises doubts about trade deal with China MORE (D-Ore.) is expected to introduce another vote-by-mail bill in the Senate.

The U.S. Postal Service is currently developing an “Intelligent Mail” system that could be applied to mail-in ballots and restore confidence in voting by mail, Davis said.

“Implementing ballot tracking systems will bring voters peace of mind and reduce the burden on elections offices, which are often barraged with phone calls from voters trying to determine the status of their ballots,” she said.

Davis introduced a bill in January that would allow people to vote by mail for any reason.

Wyden’s office did not return calls seeking comment.