Summary: H.R.1997 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.1997. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

Shown Here:
Introduced in House (05/24/2001)

Uniformed and Overseas Citizen Absentee Voting Reform Act of 2001 - Amends the Uniform and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act to revise voter registration and absentee ballot application procedures for absent uniform services and overseas voters. Establishes a mandatory minimum period for acceptance of absentee ballots after date of election, as well as other specified requirements and prohibitions for the stated purpose of promoting participation of overseas and absent uniformed services voters.

Makes it an additional duty of the Presidential designee under such Act to prescribe a standard oath for use with any document affirming that a material misstatement of fact in the completion of such a document may constitute grounds for a conviction for perjury.

Provides for coverage of recently separated uniformed services voters.

Requires the Presidential designee to make a payment to each eligible State for carrying out activities to comply with the requirements of this Act.