S. 1415 (111th): Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act


Jul 8, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on July 15, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Charles “Chuck” Schumer

Senator from New York



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Last Updated: Jul 16, 2009
Length: 66 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to amend the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act to ensure that absent uniformed services voters and overseas voters are aware of their voting rights and have a genuine opportunity to register to vote and have their absentee ballots cast and counted, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

7/16/2009--Reported to Senate amended.Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act - Section3 - Authorizes any state to delegate to jurisdictions within the state its responsibilities in carrying out the requirements of ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jul 8, 2009

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jul 15, 2009
Reported by Committee

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This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 1415”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


60 cosponsors (32D, 27R, 1I) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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