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Library of Congress Summary
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Sample Ballot Card Information Act of 1979 -
Sample Ballot Card Information
Directs the United States Postal Service to furnish facilities, equipment, manpower, and access to the United States mails to the several States and all political subdivisions, at no costs, for the mailing and delivery of sample ballots and sample ballot information which depict the names, political affiliations, and other information of qualified candidates for office in the same form as shall appear at a polling place, in addition to descriptive instructions as to the manner of casting the said ballots at the polling place. Requires the duly authorized election officials of the several States and their political subdivisions to deliver to the Postal Service, no less than five nor more than ten days prior to a general election, sample ballots and ballot card information. Declares that the cost and expense of preparation of sample ballots and sample ballot card information shall be borne by the respective States or political subdivisions. Declares that violations of this Act shall be monitored by the Federal Elections Commission and punishment shall be provided by Federal law. Provides that any aggrieved candidate or elector shall have the right to enforce the provisions of this Act in the United States district court.
House Republican Conference Summary
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House Democratic Caucus Summary
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