Summary: S.549 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for S.549. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in Senate (02/25/2019)

Voter Empowerment Act of 2019

This bill addresses access to voting, including by

  • requiring states to allow online voter registration, establish automatic voter registration, permit same day voter registration, and accept voter registration applications from individuals under age 18;
  • prohibiting interference with voter registration or voting;
  • requiring paper ballots and manual counting for recounts and audits;
  • requiring states to allow early voting and voting by mail without additional conditions;
  • making grants to states for poll worker recruitment and training;
  • prohibiting certain political activities by a state's chief state election administration official;
  • making grants for conducting risk-limiting audits of the results of elections; and
  • permanently reauthorizing the Election Assistance Commission.