Summary: H.R.550 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.550. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (02/02/2005)

Voter Confidence and Increased Accessibility Act of 2005 - Amends the Help America Vote Act of 2002 with respect to: (1) voter verification and mandatory paper record audit capacity; and (2) accessibility and voter verification of results for individuals with disabilities.

Requires the Election Assistance Commission to study, test, and develop best practices to enhance the accessibility of voter-verification mechanisms for individuals with disabilities and for voters whose primary language is not English, including best practices for the mechanisms themselves and the process through which the mechanisms are used.

Outlines additional voting system requirements.

Requires laboratories to meet standards prohibiting conflicts of interest as a condition of accreditation for the testing of voting system hardware and software.

Provides for the filing of complaints by aggrieved persons with the Attorney General. Extends the authorization of Election Assistance Commission permanently.

Makes available additional funding to enable States to meet the costs of the requirements imposed by this Act.

Directs the Election Assistance Commission to conduct random, unannounced, hand counts of the voter-verified records for each Federal general election in at least two percent of the precincts in each State.

Requires Federal certification of the technological security of voter registration lists.