H.R.6590 - FAST Voting Act of 2012112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Connolly, Gerald E. [D-VA-11] (Introduced 11/15/2012)|
|Committees:||House - House Administration; Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||12/07/2012 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.6590 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (11/15/2012)
Fair, Accurate, Secure, and Timely Voting Act of 2012 or FAST Voting Act of 2012 - Directs the Attorney General to award grants, on a competitive basis, to enable states to: (1) invest in practices and technology designed to expedite voting at the polls, and (2) simplify voter registration.
Requires the grant application to include a comprehensive and coherent plan for using funds to improve the applicant's performance on specified measures with respect to: (1) flexible registration opportunities, (2) early voting, (3) assistance to non-English speaking voters, and (4) other related matters.
Requires each grantee to establish performance measures and targets, approved by the Attorney General, that track its progress in implementing its plan and expediting voting at the polls or simplifying voter registration, as applicable.