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.
Election Day is currently held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday of November.
That was established by an 1845 law ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senator for Rhode Island. Democrat.
Last Updated: Sep 18, 2017
Length: 4 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced on September 18, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
What legislators are saying
“Reed Seeks to Defend American Voting Rights and Increase Access to the Voting Booth”
— Sen. John “Jack” Reed [D-RI] (Sponsor) on Sep 20, 2017
Sep 18, 2017
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
S. 1828 (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.
Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 1828. 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 passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
How to cite this information.
We recommend the following MLA-formatted citation when using the information you see here in academic work:
GovTrack.us. (2021). S. 1828 — 115th Congress: Weekend Voting Act. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/s1828
“S. 1828 — 115th Congress: Weekend Voting Act.” www.GovTrack.us. 2017. February 27, 2021 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/s1828>
Weekend Voting Act, S. 1828, 115th Cong. (2017).
|title=S. 1828 (115th)
|accessdate=February 27, 2021
|author=115th Congress (2017)
|date=September 18, 2017
|quote=Weekend Voting Act
Where is this information from?
GovTrack automatically collects legislative information from a variety of governmental and non-governmental sources. This page is sourced primarily from Congress.gov, the official portal of the United States Congress. Congress.gov is generally updated one day after events occur, and so legislative activity shown here may be one day behind. Data via the congress project.