H.R.2540 - Voter Protection Hotline Act of 2011112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Fudge, Marcia L. [D-OH-11] (Introduced 07/14/2011)|
|Committees:||House - House Administration; Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||08/25/2011 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.2540 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (07/14/2011)
Voter Protection Hotline Act of 2011 - Directs the Attorney General (AG) to establish and operate a toll-free telephone service, using a telephone number accessible throughout the United States using easily identifiable numerals, through which individuals may: (1) obtain information on voting in elections for federal office, including how to register to vote, the hours of operation of polling places, and how to obtain absentee ballots; and (2) report problems encountered in registering to vote or voting, including incidences of voter intimidation or suppression.
Requires the AG to: (1) appoint individuals to a Voter Hotline Task Force, giving special consideration to individuals representing civil rights organizations, for ongoing analysis and assessment of the telephone service's operation; and (2) submit a report to Congress each odd-numbered year concerning voter intimidation or suppression reports made to the hotline and assessing the availability of the service to all U.S. households with telephone service.