H.R. 5971 (112th): Federal Election Integrity Act of 2012

Jun 19, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
See Instead:

H.R. 6408 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Sep 13, 2012

Joe Walsh
Representative for Illinois's 8th congressional district
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Jun 19, 2012
8 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 6408 (Related)
Federal Election Integrity Act of 2012

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 13, 2012


This bill was introduced on June 19, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Jun 19, 2012
Referred to Committee Jun 19, 2012
Full Title

To amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to require each individual who desires to vote in an election for Federal office to provide the appropriate election official with a government-issued photo identification, and for other purposes.


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Federal Election Integrity Act of 2012 - Amends the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to prohibit the appropriate state or local election official from providing a federal election ballot to an individual who desires to vote in person unless the individual presents to the official a federal or state government-issued, current, and valid photo identification (ID).
Requires an individual who does not present such an ID to be permitted to cast a provisional ballot in such an election. Requires such individual, however, to present the required ID within 48 hours after casting the provisional ballot, or the appropriate state or local election official may not determine the individual's eligibility to vote.
Requires individuals who vote other than in person in a federal election (for example, by mail) to submit a copy of such a photo ID with a ballot, or the appropriate official may not accept the ballot. Exempts from this requirement the absentee ballot of any eligible overseas military voter absent from the United States by reason of active duty or service.
Requires states to establish a program to provide photo IDs in accordance with this Act to individuals who desire to vote but do not otherwise possess a government-issued photo ID.
Prescribes requirements for any state fee for providing such a photo ID.
Requires the Election Assistance Commission to make payments to states to cover the costs incurred in providing photo IDs to individuals unable to afford the fee.

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