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Titles (4)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Title(s) as Introduced

Election Security Act of 2019

Short Title(s) as Introduced for portions of this bill
  • Prevent Election Hacking Act of 2019
  • Voter Confidence and Increased Accessibility Act of 2019

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To protect elections for public office by providing financial support and enhanced security for the infrastructure used to carry out such elections, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
05/10/2019Introduced in House

All Actions (10)

Date All Actions
06/28/2019Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
06/12/2019Referred to the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Innovation.
Action By: Committee on Homeland Security
05/10/2019Referred to the Subcommittee on Research and Technology.
Action By: Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
05/10/2019Referred to the Committee on House Administration, and in addition to the Committees on Homeland Security, Intelligence (Permanent Select), Science, Space, and Technology, Foreign Affairs, and the Judiciary, 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
05/10/2019Referred to the Committee on House Administration, and in addition to the Committees on Homeland Security, Intelligence (Permanent Select), Science, Space, and Technology, Foreign Affairs, and the Judiciary, 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
05/10/2019Referred to the Committee on House Administration, and in addition to the Committees on Homeland Security, Intelligence (Permanent Select), Science, Space, and Technology, Foreign Affairs, and the Judiciary, 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
05/10/2019Referred to the Committee on House Administration, and in addition to the Committees on Homeland Security, Intelligence (Permanent Select), Science, Space, and Technology, Foreign Affairs, and the Judiciary, 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
05/10/2019Referred to the Committee on House Administration, and in addition to the Committees on Homeland Security, Intelligence (Permanent Select), Science, Space, and Technology, Foreign Affairs, and the Judiciary, 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
05/10/2019Referred to the Committee on House Administration, and in addition to the Committees on Homeland Security, Intelligence (Permanent Select), Science, Space, and Technology, Foreign Affairs, and the Judiciary, 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
05/10/2019Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (54)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-19]* 05/10/2019
Rep. Sarbanes, John P. [D-MD-3]* 05/10/2019
Rep. Richmond, Cedric L. [D-LA-2]* 05/10/2019
Rep. Raskin, Jamie [D-MD-8]* 05/10/2019
Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2]* 05/10/2019
Rep. Davis, Susan A. [D-CA-53]* 05/10/2019
Rep. Demings, Val Butler [D-FL-10]* 05/10/2019
Rep. Butterfield, G. K. [D-NC-1]* 05/10/2019
Rep. Jackson Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18]* 05/10/2019
Rep. Fudge, Marcia L. [D-OH-11]* 05/10/2019
Rep. Payne, Donald M., Jr. [D-NJ-10]* 05/10/2019
Rep. Aguilar, Pete [D-CA-31]* 05/10/2019
Rep. Rice, Kathleen M. [D-NY-4]* 05/10/2019
Rep. Rose, Max [D-NY-11]* 05/10/2019
Rep. Underwood, Lauren [D-IL-14]* 05/10/2019
Rep. Slotkin, Elissa [D-MI-8]* 05/10/2019
Rep. Cleaver, Emanuel [D-MO-5]* 05/10/2019
Rep. Green, Al [D-TX-9]* 05/10/2019
Rep. Clarke, Yvette D. [D-NY-9]* 05/10/2019
Rep. Watson Coleman, Bonnie [D-NJ-12]* 05/10/2019
Rep. Barragan, Nanette Diaz [D-CA-44]* 05/10/2019
Rep. Titus, Dina [D-NV-1]* 05/10/2019
Rep. Torres Small, Xochitl [D-NM-2]* 05/10/2019
Rep. Correa, J. Luis [D-CA-46]* 05/10/2019
Rep. Lynch, Stephen F. [D-MA-8] 05/23/2019
Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5] 05/23/2019
Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4] 05/23/2019
Rep. Castor, Kathy [D-FL-14] 05/23/2019
Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9] 05/23/2019
Rep. Wilson, Frederica S. [D-FL-24] 05/23/2019
Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3] 05/23/2019
Rep. Bass, Karen [D-CA-37] 05/23/2019
Rep. Bishop, Sanford D., Jr. [D-GA-2] 05/23/2019
Rep. Foster, Bill [D-IL-11] 05/23/2019
Rep. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large] 05/23/2019
Rep. Lawrence, Brenda L. [D-MI-14] 05/23/2019
Rep. Kaptur, Marcy [D-OH-9] 05/23/2019
Rep. Brown, Anthony G. [D-MD-4] 05/23/2019
Rep. Cisneros, Gilbert Ray, Jr. [D-CA-39] 05/23/2019
Rep. Sires, Albio [D-NJ-8] 05/23/2019
Rep. Kelly, Robin L. [D-IL-2] 06/11/2019
Rep. Phillips, Dean [D-MN-3] 06/11/2019
Rep. Lowenthal, Alan S. [D-CA-47] 06/11/2019
Rep. DeSaulnier, Mark [D-CA-11] 06/11/2019
Rep. Spanberger, Abigail Davis [D-VA-7] 06/11/2019
Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large] 06/11/2019
Rep. Beatty, Joyce [D-OH-3] 06/11/2019
Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1] 06/11/2019
Rep. Wexton, Jennifer [D-VA-10] 06/21/2019
Rep. Kind, Ron [D-WI-3] 06/21/2019
Rep. Cicilline, David N. [D-RI-1] 06/24/2019
Rep. Cummings, Elijah E. [D-MD-7] 07/16/2019
Rep. Blunt Rochester, Lisa [D-DE-At Large] 08/16/2019
Rep. Khanna, Ro [D-CA-17] 09/10/2019

Committees (6)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
Committee on House Administration05/10/2019 Referred to
House Homeland Security05/10/2019 Referred to
House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Innovation06/12/2019 Referred to
House Intelligence (Permanent Select)05/10/2019 Referred to
House Science, Space, and Technology05/10/2019 Referred to
House Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Research and Technology05/10/2019 Referred to
House Foreign Affairs05/10/2019 Referred to
House Judiciary05/10/2019 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties06/28/2019 Referred to

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Introduced in House (05/10/2019)

Election Security Act of 2019

This bill addresses election security through grant programs and requirements for voting systems and paper ballots.

The bill establishes requirements for voting systems, including that systems (1) use individual, durable, voter-verified paper ballots; (2) make a voter's marked ballot available for inspection and verification by the voter before the vote is cast; (3) ensure that individuals with disabilities are given an equivalent opportunity to vote, including with privacy and independence, in a manner that produces a voter-verified paper ballot; and (4) be manufactured in the United States.

The National Science Foundation must award grants to study, test, and develop accessible voter-verified paper ballot voting and best practices to enhance the accessibility of such voting for individuals with disabilities, for voters whose primary language is not English, and for voters with difficulties in literacy.

The Election Assistance Commission (EAC) must award grants to states to (1) replace certain voting systems, carry out voting system security improvements, and implement and model best practices for ballot design, ballot instructions, and the testing of ballots; and (2) conduct risk-limiting audits.

The bill provides for information sharing with states regarding threats to election infrastructure.

The Department of Homeland Security must issue a national strategy to protect against cyberattacks, influence operations, disinformation campaigns, and other activities that could undermine the security and integrity of democratic institutions.

The EAC must provide for the testing of voting system hardware and software and decertify such technology that does not meet guidelines.