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SAFE Act
Secure America's Future Elections Act

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Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to improve the security of the information technology used to administer voter registration procedures and elections for Federal office, to promote the accuracy and integrity of the results of such elections, and for other purposes.


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Date
03/16/2017Introduced in House

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Date
04/25/2017Referred to the Subcommittee on Research and Technology.
Action By: Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
03/16/2017Referred to the Committee on House Administration, and in addition to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, 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.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/16/2017Referred to the Committee on House Administration, and in addition to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, 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.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/16/2017Referred to the Committee on House Administration, and in addition to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, 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.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/16/2017Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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House Administration03/16/2017 Referred to
House Science, Space, and Technology03/16/2017 Referred to
House Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Research and Technology04/25/2017 Referred to

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Introduced in House (03/16/2017)

Secure America's Future Elections Act or the SAFE Act

This bill directs the National Protection and Programs Directorate of the Department of Homeland Security to designate the infrastructure used to administer elections as critical infrastructure.

The bill amends the Help America Vote Act of 2002 with respect to:

  • funding for states to upgrade the security of the information technology and cybersecurity elements of voting systems, voter registration lists, and voter registration processes;
  • voting systems and cybersecurity standards;
  • paper ballot and manual counting requirements;
  • accessibility to voting systems and ballot verification for individuals with disabilities;
  • durability and readability requirements for ballots; and
  • mandatory manual audits of results of elections.

The National Science Foundation shall make grants to study, test, and develop accessible paper ballot voting mechanisms and best practices to enhance the accessibility of paper ballot voting for voters with disabilities, voters whose primary language is not English, and voters with difficulties in literacy.

The National Institute for Standards and Technology shall establish guidance for states that wish to establish alternative audit mechanisms.

The Election Assistance Commission is made permanent.