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H.R. 1094 (115th): Weekend Voting Act

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About the bill

Should elections be held on the weekend?

The Weekend Voting Act would move elections from Tuesdays to the first full weekend of November and have them last two whole days. It would take effect beginning November 2018, for any federal elections such as president and Congress, but not for state or local elections. This would mean that if it passed, there would be multiple election days in 2018 unless all states & local governments also changed their practices.

It was introduced by Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI) as bill S. 1828 ...

Sponsor and status

Louise Slaughter

Sponsor. Representative for New York's 25th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Feb 15, 2017
Length: 4 pages
Introduced
Feb 15, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 15, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

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What legislators are saying

On Election Day, Slaughter Leads Members, Voting Rights Advocates in Calling for Weekend Voting to Increase Turnout
    — Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25, 2013-2018] (Sponsor) on Nov 7, 2017

PHOTOS: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Joins Lawmakers, Voting Rights Advocates in Calling for Weekend Voting to Increase Turnout
    — Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2] (Co-sponsor) on Nov 7, 2017

civil service reform at va likely to become law with support of rep. scott DesJarlais bipartisan house vote sends accountability act to president
    — Rep. Scott DesJarlais [R-TN4] on Jun 13, 2017

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History

Feb 15, 2017
 
Introduced

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H.R. 1094 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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