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Titles (2)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

Voter Confidence and Increased Accessibility Act of 2003

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to require a voter-verified permanent record or hardcopy under title III of such Act, and for other purposes.

Actions Overview (1)

05/22/2003Introduced in House

All Actions (5)

04/21/2004Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR H2253-2256, H2258, H2261)
Action By: House of Representatives
10/08/2003Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR H9357)
Action By: House of Representatives
05/23/2003Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR E1081-1082)
Action By: House of Representatives
05/22/2003Referred to the House Committee on House Administration.
Action By: House of Representatives
05/22/2003Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (157)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Wexler, Robert [D-FL-19] 06/17/2003
Rep. Baird, Brian [D-WA-3] 06/17/2003
Rep. Woolsey, Lynn C. [D-CA-6] 06/17/2003
Rep. Hinchey, Maurice D. [D-NY-22] 06/17/2003
Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-9] 06/17/2003
Rep. Kaptur, Marcy [D-OH-9] 06/17/2003
Rep. Van Hollen, Chris [D-MD-8] 06/17/2003
Rep. Conyers, John, Jr. [D-MI-14] 06/17/2003
Rep. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH-13] 06/24/2003
Rep. Frank, Barney [D-MA-4] 06/24/2003
Rep. Eshoo, Anna G. [D-CA-14] 06/24/2003
Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9] 06/24/2003
Rep. Hoeffel, Joseph M. [D-PA-13] 06/24/2003
Rep. Scott, Robert C. "Bobby" [D-VA-3] 06/24/2003
Rep. Strickland, Ted [D-OH-6] 06/24/2003
Rep. Owens, Major R. [D-NY-11] 06/24/2003
Rep. Filner, Bob [D-CA-51] 07/09/2003
Rep. Lantos, Tom [D-CA-12] 07/09/2003
Rep. Rothman, Steven R. [D-NJ-9] 07/09/2003
Rep. Brown, Corrine [D-FL-3] 07/09/2003
Rep. Case, Ed [D-HI-2] 07/21/2003
Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7] 07/21/2003
Rep. Farr, Sam [D-CA-17] 07/21/2003
Rep. Jones, Stephanie Tubbs [D-OH-11] 07/21/2003
Rep. Wynn, Albert Russell [D-MD-4] 07/21/2003
Rep. Fattah, Chaka [D-PA-2] 07/21/2003
Rep. Baldwin, Tammy [D-WI-2] 07/25/2003
Rep. Kucinich, Dennis J. [D-OH-10] 07/25/2003
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-23] 07/25/2003
Rep. Berman, Howard L. [D-CA-28] 09/04/2003
Rep. Kilpatrick, Carolyn C. [D-MI-13] 09/04/2003
Rep. Miller, George [D-CA-7] 09/04/2003
Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4] 09/04/2003
Rep. Kildee, Dale E. [D-MI-5] 09/04/2003
Rep. Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-8] 09/04/2003
Rep. McDermott, Jim [D-WA-7] 09/04/2003
Rep. Grijalva, Raul M. [D-AZ-7] 09/04/2003
Rep. Towns, Edolphus [D-NY-10] 09/04/2003
Rep. Green, Gene [D-TX-29] 09/04/2003
Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-14] 09/04/2003
Rep. Smith, Adam [D-WA-9] 10/02/2003
Rep. Honda, Michael M. [D-CA-15] 10/02/2003
Rep. Ross, Mike [D-AR-4] 10/02/2003
Rep. Udall, Tom [D-NM-3] 10/02/2003
Rep. Johnson, Eddie Bernice [D-TX-30] 10/02/2003
Rep. Deutsch, Peter [D-FL-20] 10/16/2003
Rep. Sanders, Bernard [I-VT-At Large] 10/16/2003
Rep. Hooley, Darlene [D-OR-5] 10/16/2003
Rep. Cummings, Elijah E. [D-MD-7] 10/16/2003
Rep. Thompson, Bennie G. [D-MS-2] 10/16/2003
Rep. Millender-McDonald, Juanita [D-CA-37] 10/28/2003
Rep. Lipinski, William O. [D-IL-3] 10/28/2003
Rep. Capps, Lois [D-CA-23] 10/28/2003
Rep. Bell, Chris [D-TX-25] 10/28/2003
Rep. Moran, James P. [D-VA-8] 10/28/2003
Rep. Jackson-Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18] 10/29/2003
Rep. Brady, Robert A. [D-PA-1] 10/29/2003
Rep. Frost, Martin [D-TX-24] 10/30/2003
Rep. Carson, Julia [D-IN-7] 10/30/2003
Rep. Watson, Diane E. [D-CA-33] 10/30/2003
Rep. Jackson, Jesse L., Jr. [D-IL-2] 10/30/2003
Rep. Larsen, Rick [D-WA-2] 11/05/2003
Rep. Boucher, Rick [D-VA-9] 11/05/2003
Rep. Stark, Fortney Pete [D-CA-13] 11/05/2003
Rep. Jefferson, William J. [D-LA-2] 11/05/2003
Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-16] 11/06/2003
Rep. Payne, Donald M. [D-NJ-10] 11/14/2003
Rep. Cooper, Jim [D-TN-5] 11/14/2003
Rep. Doggett, Lloyd [D-TX-10] 11/14/2003
Rep. Gutierrez, Luis V. [D-IL-4] 11/17/2003
Rep. Shays, Christopher [R-CT-4] 11/18/2003
Rep. Davis, Tom [R-VA-11] 11/18/2003
Rep. Bass, Charles F. [R-NH-2] 11/18/2003
Rep. Allen, Thomas H. [D-ME-1] 11/18/2003
Rep. Clay, Wm. Lacy [D-MO-1] 11/18/2003
Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5] 11/20/2003
Rep. Schiff, Adam B. [D-CA-29] 11/21/2003
Rep. Michaud, Michael H. [D-ME-2] 11/21/2003
Rep. McCollum, Betty [D-MN-4] 11/21/2003
Rep. Udall, Mark [D-CO-2] 11/21/2003
Rep. Tierney, John F. [D-MA-6] 11/21/2003
Rep. Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [D-NY-28] 11/21/2003
Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3] 11/25/2003
Rep. Meehan, Martin T. [D-MA-5] 11/25/2003
Rep. Dingell, John D. [D-MI-15] 12/08/2003
Rep. Moore, Dennis [D-KS-3] 12/08/2003
Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-12] 12/08/2003
Rep. Stupak, Bart [D-MI-1] 12/08/2003
Rep. Abercrombie, Neil [D-HI-1] 12/08/2003
Rep. Price, David E. [D-NC-4] 12/08/2003
Rep. Matheson, Jim [D-UT-2] 12/08/2003
Rep. Cole, Tom [R-OK-4] 12/08/2003
Rep. Dicks, Norman D. [D-WA-6] 12/08/2003
Rep. Snyder, Vic [D-AR-2] 12/08/2003
Rep. Turner, Jim [D-TX-2] 01/20/2004
Rep. Waxman, Henry A. [D-CA-30] 01/20/2004
Rep. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large] 01/20/2004
Rep. Ryan, Tim [D-OH-17] 01/20/2004
Rep. Petri, Thomas E. [R-WI-6] 01/20/2004
Rep. McNulty, Michael R. [D-NY-21] 01/20/2004
Rep. Cardoza, Dennis A. [D-CA-18] 01/20/2004
Rep. Stenholm, Charles W. [D-TX-17] 01/20/2004
Rep. Wilson, Joe [R-SC-2] 01/20/2004
Rep. Rangel, Charles B. [D-NY-15] 01/20/2004
Rep. Sherman, Brad [D-CA-27] 01/20/2004
Rep. Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [D-NJ-8] 01/20/2004
Rep. Sabo, Martin Olav [D-MN-5] 01/20/2004
Rep. Delahunt, William D. [D-MA-10] 01/27/2004
Rep. Olver, John W. [D-MA-1] 01/28/2004
Rep. Meek, Kendrick B. [D-FL-17] 01/28/2004
Rep. Bishop, Timothy H. [D-NY-1] 01/28/2004
Rep. Napolitano, Grace F. [D-CA-38] 02/04/2004
Rep. Issa, Darrell E. [R-CA-49] 02/04/2004
Rep. Lowey, Nita M. [D-NY-18] 02/04/2004
Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3] 02/10/2004
Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-17] 02/10/2004
Rep. Weiner, Anthony D. [D-NY-9] 02/10/2004
Rep. Meeks, Gregory W. [D-NY-6] 02/10/2004
Rep. Serrano, Jose E. [D-NY-16] 03/02/2004
Rep. Crowley, Joseph [D-NY-7] 03/02/2004
Rep. Davis, Susan A. [D-CA-53] 03/02/2004
Rep. Thompson, Mike [D-CA-1] 03/02/2004
Rep. Inslee, Jay [D-WA-1] 03/02/2004
Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1] 03/02/2004
Rep. Ackerman, Gary L. [D-NY-5] 03/02/2004
Rep. Israel, Steve [D-NY-2] 03/09/2004
Rep. Kind, Ron [D-WI-3] 03/09/2004
Rep. Levin, Sander M. [D-MI-12] 03/10/2004
Rep. Emanuel, Rahm [D-IL-5] 03/30/2004
Rep. Pastor, Ed [D-AZ-4] 03/30/2004
Rep. Boyd, Allen [D-FL-2] 03/30/2004
Rep. Berkley, Shelley [D-NV-1] 03/30/2004
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-3] 04/20/2004
Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6] 04/20/2004
Rep. Becerra, Xavier [D-CA-31] 05/04/2004
Rep. Neal, Richard E. [D-MA-2] 05/04/2004
Rep. Ballance, Frank W., Jr. [D-NC-1] 05/04/2004
Rep. Solis, Hilda L. [D-CA-32] 05/04/2004
Rep. Bishop, Sanford D., Jr. [D-GA-2] 05/04/2004
Rep. Lampson, Nick [D-TX-9] 05/04/2004
Rep. Davis, Jim [D-FL-11] 05/20/2004
Rep. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA-7] 06/22/2004
Rep. McCarthy, Carolyn [D-NY-4] 06/22/2004
Rep. Kanjorski, Paul E. [D-PA-11] 06/24/2004
Rep. Sanchez, Linda T. [D-CA-39] 07/08/2004
Rep. Sandlin, Max [D-TX-1] 07/15/2004
Rep. Matsui, Robert T. [D-CA-5] 07/15/2004
Rep. Rahall, Nick J., II [D-WV-3] 07/21/2004
Rep. Wu, David [D-OR-1] 07/22/2004
Rep. Ford, Harold E., Jr. [D-TN-9] 09/09/2004
Rep. Holden, Tim [D-PA-17] 09/09/2004
Rep. Rodriguez, Ciro D. [D-TX-28] 09/22/2004
Rep. Mollohan, Alan B. [D-WV-1] 09/22/2004
Rep. Berry, Marion [D-AR-1] 09/22/2004
Rep. McCarthy, Karen [D-MO-5] 09/22/2004
Rep. Sanchez, Loretta [D-CA-47] 09/22/2004
Rep. Gordon, Bart [D-TN-6] 10/08/2004

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Administration05/22/2003 Referred to

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Introduced in House (05/22/2003)

Voter Confidence and Increased Accessibility Act of 2003 - Amends the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to provide for an extension of time for States to request payments for activities to improve administration of elections and for replacement of punch card or lever voting machines.

Repeals the exemption of the Election Assistance Commission from certain Government contracting requirements (thus requiring the Commission to advertise for proposals for purchases and contracts for supplies or services).

Revises audit capacity requirements to require the voting system to produce a voter-verified paper record suitable for a manual audit equivalent or superior to that of a paper ballot box system.

Requires the voting system to provide a mechanism for voter-verification of results with respect to individuals with disabilities which separates the function of vote generation from the function of vote casting, but does not require the use of paper. Requires instruction of election officials in the rights of the disabled to vote with the assistance of an aide of their selection under the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Requires the Commission to study and develop best practices to enhance accessibility and voter-verification mechanisms for disabled voters.

Accelerates the deadline for compliance with voting systems standards from January 1, 2006, to the regularly scheduled November 2004 general Federal election.

Requires each State and jurisdiction unable to meet such deadline to receive a paper voting system at Commission expense that shall be deemed compliant with such standards for use in the November 2004 general election.

Requires Federal certification of technological security of voter registration lists.

Directs the Commission to: (1) conduct manual mandatory surprise recounts of the voter-verified records of each election for Federal office (and, at State or local option, of elections for State and local office) in .5 percent of the jurisdictions in each State and .5 percent of the overseas jurisdictions in which voter-verified records are preserved in accordance with this Act immediately following each general election for Federal office; and (2) promptly publish the results of those recounts.