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S. 532 (113th): Same Day Registration Act


The text of the bill below is as of Mar 12, 2013 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 532

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

March 12, 2013

(for herself andMr. Tester) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to theCommittee on Rules and Administration

A BILL

To amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to require States to provide for same day registration.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Same Day Registration Act .

2.

Same day registration

(a)

In general

Title III of the Help America Vote Act of 2002(42 U.S.C. 15481 et seq.)is amended—

(1)

by redesignatingsections 304and305assections 305and306, respectively; and

(2)

by inserting aftersection 303the following new section:

304.

Same day registration

(a)

In general

(1)

Registration

Notwithstanding section 8(a)(1)(D) of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993(42 U.S.C. 1973gg–6), each State shall permit any eligible individual on the day of a Federal election and on any day when voting, including early voting, is permitted for a Federal election—

(A)

to register to vote in such election at the polling place using a form that meets the requirements undersection 9(b) of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993; and

(B)

to cast a vote in such election.

(2)

Exception

The requirements underparagraph (1)shall not apply to a State in which, under a State law in effect continuously on and after the date of the enactment of this section, there is no voter registration requirement for individuals in the State with respect to elections for Federal office.

(b)

Eligible individual

For purposes of this section, the termeligible individualmeans, with respect to any election for Federal office, an individual who is otherwise qualified to vote in that election.

(c)

Effective date

Each State shall be required to comply with the requirements ofsubsection (a)for the regularly scheduled general election for Federal office occurring in November 2014 and for any subsequent election for Federal office.

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(b)

Conforming amendments

(1)

Section 401 of such Act(42 U.S.C. 15511)is amended by strikingand 303and inserting303, and 304.

(2)

The table of contents of such Act is amended—

(A)

by redesignating the items relating tosections 304and305as relating tosections 305and306, respectively; and

(B)

by inserting after the item relating tosection 303the following new item:

Sec. 304. Same day registration.

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