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H.R. 5037: Safe and Certain Elections Act

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To amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to clarify the requirement that the paper records produced by voting systems used in elections for Federal office shall be used as the official ballots for purposes of audits and recounts conducted with respect to such elections, to prohibit the connection of such systems to the internet, to require States to remove individuals who are ineligible to vote in elections for Federal office in the State from the Statewide voter registration list, and for other purposes.

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Beth Van Duyne

Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 24th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Aug 13, 2021
Length: 4 pages
Aug 13, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on Aug 13, 2021

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Aug 13, 2021

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H.R. 5037 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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