S. 874 (101st): National Voter Registration Act of 1989


May 1, 1989
101st Congress, 1989–1990

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress but was killed due to a failed vote for cloture, under a fast-track vote called "suspension", or while resolving differences on September 26, 1990.


Wendell Ford

Senator from Kentucky


About the bill

Full Title

A bill to establish national voter registration procedures for Presidential and Congressional elections, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

9/26/1989--Reported to Senate amended.National Voter Registration Act of 1989 - Requires each State to establish procedures with respect to elections for Federal office to permit voter registration by:(1) application simultaneously ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


May 1, 1989

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jun 14, 1989
Reported by Committee

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Sep 26, 1990
Failed Cloture in the Senate

The Senate must often vote to end debate before voting on a bill, called a cloture vote. The vote on cloture failed. This is often considered a filibuster. The Senate may try again.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 874”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


29 cosponsors (29D) (show)
Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.

Sep 26, 1990 5:25 p.m.
Cloture Motion Rejected 55/42

Related Bills

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S. 250 (102nd) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Vetoed & Override Failed in Senate
Sep 22, 1992

H.R. 2190 (identical)

Passed House
Last Action: Feb 6, 1990

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