A bill 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.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senior Senator for Oregon. Democrat.
Last Updated: May 25, 2017
Length: 14 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced on May 25, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
Jul 14, 2016
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 3214 (114th).
May 25, 2017
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Jan 3, 2019
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 26.
S. 1231 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 1231. This is the one from the 115th Congress.
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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