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H.R. 1071: Election Technology Integrity and Fraud Prevention Act


The text of the bill below is as of Feb 15, 2021 (Introduced).


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117th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1071

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 15, 2021

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on House Administration

A BILL

To amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to prohibit States from using a voting system which is connected to the Internet in the administration of an election for Federal office.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Election Technology Integrity and Fraud Prevention Act.

2.

Prohibiting connection of voting systems to Internet

(a)

Prohibition

Section 301(a) of the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (52 U.S.C. 21081(a)) is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

(7)

Prohibiting connection of system to the Internet

(A)

In general

No system or device upon which ballots are programmed or votes are cast or tabulated shall be connected to the Internet at any time.

(B)

Prohibiting acceptance of ballots transmitted online

The voting system may not directly tabulate any voted ballot which is transmitted to an election official online.

(C)

Rule of construction

Nothing contained in this paragraph shall be deemed to prohibit the Commission from conducting the studies under section 242 or to conduct other similar studies under any other provision of law in a manner consistent with this paragraph.

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(b)

Effective date

Section 301(d) of such Act (52 U.S.C. 21081(d)) is amended by striking the period at the end and inserting the following: , or, in the case of the requirements of paragraph (7) of subsection (a), on and after January 1, 2022..