H.R.5819 - Vote By Mail Act of 2016114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3] (Introduced 07/14/2016)|
|Committees:||House - House Administration; Oversight and Government Reform|
|Latest Action:||House - 07/14/2016 Referred to the Committee on House Administration, and in addition to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.5819 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (07/14/2016)
Vote by Mail Act of 2017
This bill amends the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to require states to allow voting in federal elections to be by mail without additional conditions or requirements, except a deadline for returning the ballot.
States must mail ballots to individuals registered to vote in a federal election not later than two weeks before the election. The U.S. Postal Service must carry ballots mailed by a state expeditiously and free of postage.
The National Voter Registration Act of 1993 is amended to authorize automatic voter registration of individuals through state motor vehicle authorities.