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H.R.97: Fair, Accurate, Secure, and Timely Voting

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about government operations and politics
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Sponsor Gerald E. Connolly, D-Va.
Total Cosponsors 7 (6 Democrats, 1 Independent)
Introduced Jan. 3, 2013
Latest Major Action Jan. 25, 2013
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Bill Progress

  • Bill introduced in the House   
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Bill Summary

Fair, Accurate, Secure, and Timely Voting Act or FAST Voting Act - Directs the Attorney General to award grants, on a competitive basis, to enable states to: (1) invest in practices and technology designed to expedite voting at the polls, and (2) simplify voter registration.

Requires the grant application to include a comprehensive and coherent plan for using funds to improve the applicant's performance on specified measures with respect to: (1) flexible registration opportunities, (2) early voting, (3) assistance to non-English speaking voters, and (4) other related matters.

Requires each grantee to establish performance measures and targets, approved by the Attorney General, that track its progress in implementing its plan and expediting voting at the polls or simplifying voter registration, as applicable.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Jan. 25, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution And Civil Justice.
Jan. 3, 2013 Referred to House Judiciary
Jan. 3, 2013 Referred to House Administration