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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|
|You can||read the bill|
|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 introduced in the Senate
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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)
|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)|