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America Votes Act of 2019

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Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to permit an individual who is subject to a requirement to present identification as a condition of voting in an election for Federal office to meet such requirement by presenting a sworn written statement attesting to the individual's identification, and for other purposes.

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01/17/2019Introduced in House

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01/17/2019Referred to the House Committee on House Administration.
Action By: House of Representatives
01/17/2019Introduced in House
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Cosponsors (59)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Veasey, Marc A. [D-TX-33]* 01/17/2019
Rep. Sewell, Terri A. [D-AL-7]* 01/17/2019
Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9]* 01/17/2019
Rep. Ryan, Tim [D-OH-13]* 01/17/2019
Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large]* 01/17/2019
Rep. Wilson, Frederica S. [D-FL-24]* 01/17/2019
Rep. Soto, Darren [D-FL-9]* 01/17/2019
Rep. Barragan, Nanette Diaz [D-CA-44]* 01/17/2019
Rep. Napolitano, Grace F. [D-CA-32]* 01/17/2019
Rep. Quigley, Mike [D-IL-5]* 01/17/2019
Rep. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large]* 01/17/2019
Rep. DelBene, Suzan K. [D-WA-1]* 01/17/2019
Rep. Takano, Mark [D-CA-41]* 01/17/2019
Rep. Cummings, Elijah E. [D-MD-7]* 01/17/2019
Rep. McNerney, Jerry [D-CA-9]* 01/17/2019
Rep. Clay, Wm. Lacy [D-MO-1]* 01/17/2019
Rep. Deutch, Theodore E. [D-FL-22]* 01/17/2019
Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3]* 01/17/2019
Rep. Kaptur, Marcy [D-OH-9]* 01/17/2019
Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3]* 01/17/2019
Rep. Swalwell, Eric [D-CA-15]* 01/17/2019
Rep. DeGette, Diana [D-CO-1]* 01/17/2019
Rep. Titus, Dina [D-NV-1]* 01/17/2019
Rep. Beatty, Joyce [D-OH-3]* 01/17/2019
Rep. Carbajal, Salud O. [D-CA-24]* 01/17/2019
Rep. Brownley, Julia [D-CA-26]* 01/17/2019
Rep. Pocan, Mark [D-WI-2]* 01/17/2019
Rep. Bonamici, Suzanne [D-OR-1]* 01/17/2019
Rep. Crist, Charlie [D-FL-13]* 01/17/2019
Rep. Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-10]* 01/17/2019
Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1]* 01/17/2019
Rep. Speier, Jackie [D-CA-14]* 01/17/2019
Rep. Beyer, Donald S., Jr. [D-VA-8]* 01/17/2019
Rep. Himes, James A. [D-CT-4]* 01/17/2019
Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9]* 01/17/2019
Rep. Peters, Scott H. [D-CA-52]* 01/17/2019
Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4]* 01/17/2019
Rep. Smith, Adam [D-WA-9]* 01/17/2019
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-20]* 01/17/2019
Rep. Castor, Kathy [D-FL-14]* 01/17/2019
Rep. Kind, Ron [D-WI-3]* 01/17/2019
Rep. Sarbanes, John P. [D-MD-3]* 01/17/2019
Rep. Kilmer, Derek [D-WA-6]* 01/17/2019
Rep. Omar, Ilhan [D-MN-5]* 01/17/2019
Rep. Sires, Albio [D-NJ-8]* 01/17/2019
Rep. Heck, Denny [D-WA-10]* 01/17/2019
Rep. Lieu, Ted [D-CA-33]* 01/17/2019
Rep. Boyle, Brendan F. [D-PA-2]* 01/17/2019
Rep. Torres, Norma J. [D-CA-35]* 01/17/2019
Rep. Moulton, Seth [D-MA-6]* 01/17/2019
Rep. Meeks, Gregory W. [D-NY-5]* 01/17/2019
Rep. Moore, Gwen [D-WI-4]* 01/17/2019
Rep. Garamendi, John [D-CA-3]* 01/17/2019
Rep. Rouda, Harley [D-CA-48]* 01/17/2019
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2]* 01/17/2019
Rep. Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [D-FL-23] 01/22/2019
Rep. Hill, Katie [D-CA-25] 01/23/2019
Rep. Davids, Sharice [D-KS-3] 03/06/2019
Rep. Wexton, Jennifer [D-VA-10] 06/04/2019

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
Committee on House Administration01/17/2019 Referred to

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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.