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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|
|You can||read the bill|
|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 introduced in the House
- Bill passed in the House
- Bill passed in the Senate
- Bill signed into law
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)
|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|