H.R. 5819: Vote By Mail Act of 2016

To amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to allow all eligible voters to vote by mail in Federal elections, to amend the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 to provide for automatic voter registration, and for other purposes.

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Jul 14, 2016


Referred to Committee on Jul 14, 2016

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on July 14, 2016, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.


Earl Blumenauer

Representative for Oregon's 3rd congressional district



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Last Updated: Jul 14, 2016
Length: 14 pages


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Jul 14, 2016

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Passed House

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H.R. 5819 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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