S.85: FAST Voting Act of 2013

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 Christopher A. Coons, D-Del.
Total Cosponsors 5 (All Democrats)
Introduced Jan. 23, 2013
Latest Major Action March 12, 2014
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Bill Summary

Louis L. Redding Fair, Accurate, Secure, and Timely Voting Act of 2013 or FAST Voting Act of 2013 - 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
March 12, 2014 Committee on Rules and Administration. Hearings held.
Jan. 23, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration. (text of measure as introduced: CR S218-219)