H.R. 6632 (112th): Voting Line Reduction and Online Registration Act

Introduced:
Dec 04, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
James “Jim” Moran Jr.
Representative for Virginia's 8th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Dec 04, 2012
Length
50 pages
Related Bills
S. 3657 (Related)
LINE Act of 2012

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Dec 05, 2012

S. 3608 (Related)
Voter Empowerment Act of 2012

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 21, 2012

 
Status

This bill was introduced on December 4, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Dec 04, 2012
Referred to Committee Dec 04, 2012
 
Full Title

To amend the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 to modernize State voting systems by allowing for increased use of the internet in voter registration, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
2 cosponsors (2D) (show)
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12/4/2012--Introduced.
Voting Line Reduction and Online Registration Act - Amends the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA) to require each state to make available official public websites for online voter registration.
Authorizes automated voter registration of certain individuals and establishes other initiatives to promote voter registration, such as same day registration and voter registration of individuals under 18 years of age.
Sets forth requirements for maintenance, privacy, and security of voter registration lists, including establishing deadlines for transmittal of change of address or other identifying information.
Amends the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA) to direct each state to provide, according to standards issued by the Election Assistance Commission, for the minimum required number of voting systems, poll workers, and other election resources (including all other physical resources) for each voting site on the day of any federal election and on any days during which such state allows early voting for a federal election.
Require each state to submit a written plan to the Commission describing the measures it is implementing to ensure, to the greatest extent possible, an equitable waiting time for all voters in the state, and a waiting time of less than one hour at any polling place in the election.
Requires each jurisdiction for which the Commission determines that a substantial number of voters waited more than 90 minutes to cast a vote in a federal election, or in which there were substantial violations of certain established standards, to comply with a state remedial plan established by the Commission to provide for the effective allocation of resources to administer elections in the state and to reduce voter waiting times.
Requires provision of an emergency paper ballot to any requesting voter in the event of a failure of voting equipment or other circumstances at a polling place that causes an unreasonable delay.
Requires each state to allow individuals to vote during the seven day period (or, at state option, a longer period) before a federal election in the same manner as voting is allowed on election day.
Establishes minimum early voting requirements.
Directs the Commission to issue standards for the administration of early voting.

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