H.R. 254 (111th): Weekend Voting Act

Jan 07, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Died (Referred to Committee) in a previous session of Congress

This bill was introduced on January 7, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Jan 07, 2009
Steve Israel
Representative for New York's 2nd congressional district
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Jan 07, 2009
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Related Bills
H.R. 6240 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 11, 2008

H.R. 4183 (112th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 08, 2012

Full Title

To change the date for regularly scheduled Federal elections and establish polling place hours.


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Weekend Voting Act - Amends the Revised Statutes with respect to the time of election to establish the first Saturday and Sunday after the first Friday in November, in every even numbered year, as the days for the election, in each state and territory, of Delegates to, or Members of, Congress.
Amends federal law with respect to presidential elections and vacancies to establish the first Saturday and Sunday after the first Friday in November, in every fourth year, as the days for the election of the President and Vice President of the United States.
Amends such federal laws to establish the same polling place hours in the United States for both congressional and presidential elections, namely from 10:00 a.m. EST on Saturday till 6:00 p.m. EST on Sunday, with polls allowed to close between the hours of 10:00 p.m. local time on Saturday and 6:00 a.m. local time on Sunday as provided by the law of the state in which the polling place is located.

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