H.R.5011 - Election Security Act115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Thompson, Bennie G. [D-MS-2] (Introduced 02/14/2018)|
|Committees:||House - House Administration; Homeland Security; Intelligence (Permanent Select); Judiciary; Foreign Affairs|
|Latest Action:||House - 02/28/2018 Referred to the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.5011 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (02/14/2018)
Election Security Act
This bill directs the Election Assistance Commission to establish grant programs to support (1) states' compliance with certain voting system security requirements, including the use of voting systems that require individual paper ballots marked by hand; (2) states' audits of federal election results (i.e., manual counts of paper ballots); and (3) research and development directed at improving the security and reliability of election infrastructure.
The bill also (1) requires the President to develop a national strategy to protect against attacks on U.S. democratic institutions, and (2) establishes the National Commission to Protect U.S. Democratic Institutions.