H.R.2854 - America Votes Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Larsen, Rick [D-WA-2] (Introduced 06/08/2017)|
|Committees:||House - House Administration|
|Latest Action:||House - 06/08/2017 Referred to the House Committee on House Administration. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.2854 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (06/08/2017)
America Votes Act of 2017
This bill amends the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to permit an individual required to present identification as a condition of voting in a federal election to meet the requirement by presenting a sworn written statement attesting to the individual's identification and that he or she is registered to vote in the election. An individual desiring to vote by mail may submit such a statement with the ballot.
States with an identification requirement shall: (1) prepare a pre-printed version of the statement which includes a blank space for an individual to provide a name and signature, (2) make copies of the pre-printed version available at polling places, (3) include a copy of the pre-printed version with each ballot transmitted to an individual who desires to vote by mail, and (4) include the use of a sworn written statement in voting information posted at polling places.
A state is prohibited from requiring an individual who presents or submits such a sworn written statement to cast a provisional ballot in the election.
This bill does not apply to first-time voters registering by mail.