Summary: H.R.650 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.650. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (01/17/2019)

America Votes Act of 2019

This bill permits 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 preprinted version of the statement which includes a blank space for an individual to provide a name and signature, (2) make copies of the preprinted version available at polling places, (3) include a copy of the preprinted 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.

The bill does not apply to first-time voters registering by mail.