S.1397 - A bill to amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to provide for a national Federal write-in absentee ballot for domestic use.116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN] (Introduced 05/09/2019)|
|Committees:||Senate - Rules and Administration|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 05/09/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1397 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (05/09/2019)
This bill directs the Election Assistance Commission to create a national federal write-in absentee ballot that must be made available on the internet in a printable format.
States must permit certain individuals to use the ballot to cast a vote in any election for federal office. The individuals who qualify to use the ballot are those who
- reside in an area where a state of emergency has been declared by the state due to a natural disaster,
- expect to be absent from their jurisdiction on election day due to professional or volunteer service in response to a natural disaster or emergency,
- expect to be hospitalized on election day, or
- requested an absentee ballot but did not receive it in time for it to be counted in the election.