To amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to promote early voting in elections for Federal office and to prevent unreasonable waiting times for voters at polling places used in such elections, and for other purposes.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Tennessee's 9th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Jan 20, 2015
Length: 12 pages
114th Congress (2015–2017)
This bill was introduced on January 20, 2015, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
30 Cosponsors (30 Democrats)
What legislators are saying
“Cohens SIMPLE Voting Act Would Guarantee Early Voting Availability in Every State, Reduce Wait Times”
— Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9] (Sponsor) on Jan 22, 2015
“Garamendi Cosponsors Legislation to Restore Voting Rights and Releases Video Honoring Black History Month”
— Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA3] (Co-sponsor) on Feb 13, 2015
“Obama Withholds Iran Deal Side Agreements from Congress”
— Sen. Kevin Cramer [R-ND] on Sep 10, 2015
Jan 20, 2015
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Feb 1, 2017
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 787 (115th).
Jan 3, 2019
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 118 (116th).
H.R. 411 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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