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H.R. 1245: Alice Paul Voter Protection Act


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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Feb 23, 2021.


Alice Paul Voter Protection Act

This bill establishes a new criminal offense for conduct (or attempted conduct) to corruptly hinder, interfere with, or prevent another person from registering to vote or helping someone register to vote. A violator is subject to criminal penalties—a fine, a prison term of not more than five years, or both.

The Election Assistance Commission must develop best practices for states to deter and prevent unlawful interference with voter registration.