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Clean and Fair Elections Act

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A bill to strengthen our Nation's electoral system by ensuring clean and fair elections.

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01/22/2013Introduced in Senate

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01/22/2013Read twice and referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration. (text of measure as introduced: CR S47-48)
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Senate Rules and Administration01/22/2013 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (01/22/2013)

Clean and Fair Elections Act - Expresses the sense of the Senate with respect to congressional attention to elections and voting, including concerning:

  • structuring election administration and campaign finance systems so that the interests of the American public are the first priority;
  • greater transparency and an end to anonymous political spending by shadow groups and special interests;
  • disclosure of campaign contributions in a searchable, public online database,
  • safeguarding the right to vote, including by prohibiting deceptive and misleading efforts to prevent voters from exercising the franchise;
  • streamlining voting procedures;
  • passage of legislation that includes expanded absentee voting, mandatory early voting periods, and voter registration reforms;
  • ensuring that local election officials have working voting systems that are accessible, secure, and easy to use;
  • state plans to reduce lines at polling places and provide additional flexibility in the event of a natural disaster or other emergency; and
  • enforcement of the guarantees of the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments to the Constitution and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 so that all Americans are able to vote and have their votes count without discrimination.