S. 450 (109th): Count Every Vote Act of 2005

Feb 17, 2005 (109th Congress, 2005–2006)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Hillary Clinton
Senator from New York
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Feb 17, 2005
65 pages
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This bill was introduced on February 17, 2005, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Feb 17, 2005
Referred to Committee Feb 17, 2005
Full Title

A bill to amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to require a voter-verified paper record, to improve provisional balloting, to impose additional requirements under such Act, and for other purposes.


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6 cosponsors (6D) (show)

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Count Every Vote Act of 2005 - Amends the Help America Vote Act of 2002 with respect to:
(1) requirements for voter verification and manual audit capacity;
(2) accessibiliity of the voting system for language minority individuals in a manner that provides the same opportunity for access, participation, inspection, and verification as for other voters;
(3) prohibition of the use of undisclosed software and of wireless communication devices in voting systems;
(4) certification of software and hardware used in electronic voting systems;
(5) security standards for manufacturers of voting systems used in Federal elections;
(6) mandatory recounts;
(7) study, testing, and development of best practices to enhance accessibility and voter verification mechanisms for disabled voters;
(8) voter verification and audit capacity funding;
(9) security consultation services;
(10) casting and counting of provisional ballots;
(11) minimum required voting systems, poll workers, and election resources;
(12) remedial plans for States with excessive voter wait times;
(13) absentee voting;
(14) public reports on Federal elections;
(15) training of election officials;
(16) impartial administration of elections;
(17) standards for purging voters;
(18) election day registration and early voting;
(19) voter registration and identification;
(20) prohibition of certain campaign activities;
(21) voting rights of individuals convicted of criminal offenses;
(22) election day as a public holiday; and
(23) the Election Assistance Commission.

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