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Text of the People Before Party Act of 2013

This bill was introduced on March 4, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Mar 4, 2013 (Introduced).

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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 936

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 4, 2013

(for himself and Mr. Dent) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on House Administration

A BILL

To amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to eliminate straight-party voting from any voting system used for Federal elections.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the People Before Party Act of 2013 .

2.

Elimination of straight-party voting in Federal elections

Section 301(a)(6) of the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (42 U.S.C. 15481(a)(6)) is amended by striking the period at the end of the sentence and inserting , except that no State may provide a voter with the opportunity to indicate the selection of a political party as a representation of the selection of an individual candidate..