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Short Titles as Introduced

Voter Outreach and Turnout Expansion Act of 2003

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Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to require States to permit individuals to register to vote at polling places on the date of an election, to cast ballots at designated polling places prior to the date of an election, and to obtain absentee ballots for an election for any reason, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
03/31/2003Introduced in House

All Actions (8)

Date
04/16/2003Referred to the Subcommittee on Civil Service and Agency Organization.
Action By: Committee on Government Reform
04/14/2003Referred to the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections.
Action By: Committee on Education and the Workforce
03/31/2003Referred to House Education and the Workforce
Action By: House of Representatives
03/31/2003Referred to House Government Reform
Action By: House of Representatives
03/31/2003Referred to House Administration
Action By: House of Representatives
03/31/2003Referred to the Committee on House Administration, and in addition to the Committees on Government Reform, and Education and the Workforce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/31/2003Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR E621-622)
Action By: House of Representatives
03/31/2003Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Administration03/31/2003 Referred to
House Government Reform03/31/2003 Referred to
House Government Reform Subcommittee on Civil Service and Agency Organization04/16/2003 Referred to
House Education and the Workforce03/31/2003 Referred to
House Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Workforce Protections04/14/2003 Referred to

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Introduced in House (03/31/2003)

Voter Outreach and Turnout Expansion Act of 2003 - Amends the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to: (1) permit an individual to register to vote on the date of the election at each polling place in a State at which ballots are cast in an election for Federal office; and (2) require each jurisdiction in a State which administers an election for Federal office to designate early voting sites to serve as polling places for the election prior to the election date, and to permit any registered voter to cast a ballot at the site.

Expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) many Americans do not vote on Election Day because of conflicting work schedules; (2) Federal, State, and local governments should share the responsibility for increasing voter turnout; (3) States should establish Election Day as a legal public holiday and provide full paid leave for State government employees; and (4) the treatment of Election Day in the same manner as Veterans Day for purposes of law relating to Federal employment will lead to increased voter turnout and will increase the availability of poll workers and suitable polling places.

Sets out requirements for employee voting leave.

Expresses the sense of Congress encouraging State and other jurisdictions to distribute sample ballots, information on voting, and other voter education materials as an aid to preventing errors by voters at the polls and reducing the rates of spoiled ballots.