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S. 2261 (115th): Secure Elections Act

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About the bill

Computer hackers have been able to hack some American voting machines in only seven minutes.

A new bill could eliminate paperless voting machines, which experts say are the most vulnerable to hacking and tampering. It would also expand the use of post-election audits, which are currently rare and usually only used in event of a recount.

Context

About one out of four Americans currently vote on touchscreen voting machines which produce no paper trail, like a receipt.

This worries many, because such electronic systems are much more susceptible to hacking ...

Sponsor and status

James Lankford

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Oklahoma. Republican.

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Last Updated: Dec 21, 2017
Length: 44 pages
Introduced
Dec 21, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on December 21, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

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History

Dec 21, 2017
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

S. 2261 (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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