INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Democrats are objecting to a Republican-backed proposal that would require Indiana voters who request mail-in ballots to swear under possible penalty of perjury that they won’t be able to vote in person at any time during the 28 days before Election Day.

An Indiana House committee endorsed the bill along party lines Tuesday. Republican Rep. Tim Wesco of Osceola defended the proposal as an updating of the state’s mail-in ballot law to reflect the greater availability of early in-person voting.

Democrats cited hourslong lines at early voting sites in Indianapolis during the 2020 election and argued the change would discourage people from selecting their most-convenient way of casting a ballot.