Summary: H.R.5575 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.5575. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (10/08/2002)

Authorizes the Secretary of a military department to make a building located on a military installation available for use as a polling place in any Federal, State, or local election for public office provided such use is limited to eligible voters who reside on that installation. Requires such building to continue to be made available for such use unless the Secretary notifies the appropriate State or local election officials of the reasons for discontinuing such availability. Authorizes a State to make a facility of the reserves available for such purpose, with the same continuation or notification requirement.

Amends the Revised Statutes to deem the use of military installations or reserve facilities for polling purposes to be consistent with Federal voting rights law.