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H.R. 2 (103rd): National Voter Registration Act of 1993

May 5, 1993 at 5:11 p.m. ET. On the Conference Report in the House.

This was a vote to pass H.R. 2 (103rd) in the House.

The National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA) (52 U.S.C. §§ 20501–20511) (formerly 42 U.S.C. §§ 1973gg–1973gg-10), also known as the Motor Voter Act, is a United States federal law signed into law by President Bill Clinton on May 20, 1993, and which came into effect on January 1, 1995. The law was enacted under the Elections Clause of the United States Constitution. The law advances voting rights in the United States by requiring state governments to offer voter registration opportunities to any eligible person who applies for or renews a driver license or applies for public assistance along with requiring the United States Postal Service to mail election materials of a state as if the state is a nonprofit. The law requires states to register applicants that use a federal voter registration form to apply and prohibits states from removing registered voters from the voter rolls unless certain criteria are met.

The Act exempts from its requirements the states that have continuously, since March 11, 1993, not required voter registration for federal elections or that have offered Election Day voter registration (EDR) for federal general elections. Six states qualify for exemption from the Act: North Dakota (which does not require registration), Idaho, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Wisconsin and Wyoming. Maine lost the exemption when it abolished EDR in 2011, although EDR was subsequently restored in that state.

This summary is from Wikipedia.

Source: Wikipedia

Totals

All Votes D R I
Aye 61%
 
 
 
259
238
 
20
 
1
 
No 39%
 
 
 
164
14
 
150
 
0
 
Not Voting
 
 
 
9
3
 
6
 
0
 

Passed. Simple Majority Required. Source: house.gov.

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