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Short Title(s) as Introduced

Protect our Elections Act

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Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to require States to take steps to ensure domestic ownership and control of election service providers, and for other purposes.

Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
10/21/2019Introduced in House

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10/21/2019Referred to the House Committee on House Administration.
Action By: House of Representatives
10/21/2019Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (11)

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Committee on House Administration10/21/2019 Referred to

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Introduced in House (10/21/2019)

Protect our Elections Act

This bill requires each state or local government entity responsible for the administration of federal elections to ensure that each election service provider (i.e., contractor or vendor) is a qualified provider with regard to (1) the ownership and control of the provider, (2) the provider's compliance with cybersecurity best practices, and (3) the provider's reporting of its ownership and control.

The bill requires the entity to annually evaluate each provider.

It also specifies reporting requirements for providers, subject to civil penalties.