HR 109

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

H. R. 109

To protect voting rights and to improve the administration of Federal elections, and for other purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 5, 2011

Mr. CONYERS introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Oversight and Government Reform and House Administration, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


A BILL

To protect voting rights and to improve the administration of Federal elections, and for other purposes.

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.

TITLE I--IMPROVING ELECTION ADMINISTRATION

TITLE II--PROHIBITING DECEPTIVE PRACTICES

TITLE III--PROHIBITING VOTER CAGING

TITLE IV--RESTORING VOTING RIGHTS

TITLE V--ELECTION DAY AS LEGAL PUBLIC HOLIDAY

TITLE I--IMPROVING ELECTION ADMINISTRATION

SEC. 101. NATIONAL FEDERAL WRITE-IN ABSENTEE BALLOT.

`Subtitle C--Additional Requirements

`SEC. 321. USE OF NATIONAL FEDERAL WRITE-IN ABSENTEE BALLOT.

`Subtitle C--Additional Requirements

`Subtitle E--Guidance and Standards

`SEC. 297. NATIONAL FEDERAL WRITE-IN ABSENTEE BALLOT.

`Subtitle E--Guidance and Standards

SEC. 102. VERIFIED BALLOTS; PRESERVATION.

`SEC. 298. VERIFIED BALLOTS.

SEC. 103. REQUIREMENTS FOR COUNTING PROVISIONAL BALLOTS.

SEC. 104. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR VOTING SYSTEMS AND POLL WORKERS IN POLLING PLACES.

`SEC. 322. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR VOTING SYSTEMS AND POLL WORKERS.

`SEC. 299. STANDARDS FOR ESTABLISHING THE MINIMUM REQUIRED VOTING SYSTEMS AND POLL WORKERS.

SEC. 105. ELECTION DAY REGISTRATION.

`SEC. 323. ELECTION DAY REGISTRATION.

`SEC. 299A. ELECTION DAY REGISTRATION FORM.

SEC. 106. INTEGRITY OF VOTER REGISTRATION LIST.

`SEC. 324. REMOVAL FROM VOTER REGISTRATION LIST.

SEC. 107. EARLY VOTING.

`SEC. 325. EARLY VOTING.

`SEC. 299B. STANDARDS FOR EARLY VOTING.

SEC. 108. IMPROVEMENTS TO VOTING SYSTEMS.

SEC. 109. VOTER REGISTRATION.

`SEC. 326. INTERNET REGISTRATION.

`SEC. 299C. STANDARDS FOR INTERNET REGISTRATION PROGRAMS.

SEC. 110. ESTABLISHING VOTER IDENTIFICATION.

`SEC. 299D. VOTER IDENTIFICATION.

SEC. 111. IMPARTIAL ADMINISTRATION OF ELECTIONS.

`SEC. 327. ELECTION ADMINISTRATION REQUIREMENTS.

SEC. 112. STRENGTHENING THE ELECTION ASSISTANCE COMMISSION.

`SEC. 209A. SUBMISSION OF BUDGET REQUESTS.

`SEC. 299E. TECHNICAL SUPPORT.

SEC. 113. ADDITIONAL PROTECTIONS TO ENSURE FAIR ADMINISTRATION OF FEDERAL ELECTIONS.

`SEC. 328. REQUIRING USE OF PUBLICLY AVAILABLE OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE IN VOTING MACHINES.

`SEC. 299F. STANDARDS FOR PUBLICLY AVAILABLE OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE IN VOTING MACHINES.

`SEC. 329. STANDARDS FOR CONDUCTING RECOUNTS.

`SEC. 329A. PROHIBITING AGREEMENTS WITH ENTITIES FAILING TO MEET ANTI-CONFLICT OF INTEREST STANDARDS FOR ENTITIES INVOLVED WITH VOTING MACHINES.

`SEC. 299G. STANDARDS FOR PROHIBITING CONFLICTS OF INTEREST OF ENTITIES INVOLVED IN MANUFACTURE, DISTRIBUTION, OR OTHER ACTIVITIES RELATING TO VOTING MACHINES.

SEC. 114. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

SEC. 115. EFFECTIVE DATE.

TITLE II--PROHIBITING DECEPTIVE PRACTICES

SEC. 201. PROHIBITING DECEPTIVE PRACTICES IN FEDERAL ELECTIONS.

`Sec. 612. False statements regarding Federal elections

`Sec. 613. Hindering, interfering with, or preventing voting or registering to vote

SEC. 202. CORRECTIVE ACTION.

SEC. 203. REPORTS TO CONGRESS.

SEC. 204. SEVERABILITY.

SEC. 205. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

TITLE III--PROHIBITING VOTER CAGING

SEC. 301. VOTER CAGING AND OTHER QUESTIONABLE CHALLENGES PROHIBITED.

`Sec. 614. Voter caging and other questionable challenges

SEC. 302. SEVERABILITY.

TITLE IV--RESTORING VOTING RIGHTS

SEC. 401. RIGHTS OF CITIZENS.

SEC. 402. ENFORCEMENT.

SEC. 403. NOTIFICATION OF RESTORATION OF VOTING RIGHTS.

SEC. 404. DEFINITIONS.

SEC. 405. RELATION TO OTHER LAWS.

SEC. 406. FEDERAL PRISON FUNDS.

SEC. 407. EFFECTIVE DATE.

TITLE V--ELECTION DAY AS LEGAL PUBLIC HOLIDAY

SEC. 501. TREATMENT OF ELECTION DAY IN SAME MANNER AS LEGAL PUBLIC HOLIDAY FOR PURPOSES OF FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT.

SEC. 502. STUDY BY COMPTROLLER GENERAL OF IMPACT ON VOTER PARTICIPATION.

SEC. 503. SENSE OF CONGRESS REGARDING TREATMENT OF DAY BY PRIVATE EMPLOYERS.

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