H. R. 1071
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
February 15, 2021
Mr. Posey introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on House Administration
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.
This Act may be cited as the
Election Technology Integrity and Fraud Prevention Act.
Prohibiting connection of voting systems to Internet
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:
Prohibiting connection of system to the Internet
No system or device upon which ballots are programmed or votes are cast or tabulated shall be connected to the Internet at any time.
Prohibiting acceptance of ballots transmitted online
The voting system may not directly tabulate any voted ballot which is transmitted to an election official online.
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.
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..