Reform Bills / by John Ennis

BILLS BEFORE CONGRESS:

Voter Empowerment Act (H.R. 12)

Amends the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA) to require each state to make available official public websites for online voter registration, same day registration and voter registration of individuals under 18 years of age.  Amends the federal criminal code to prohibit hindering, interfering with, or preventing voter registration.  Key Sponsor: Rep. Lewis
Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2015 (H.R. 2867/S. 1659)

A bill to amend the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to revise the criteria for determining which States and political subdivisions are subject to section 4 of the Act, and for other purposes.  Key Sponsor: Rep. Sewell/Sen. Leahy

Automatic Voter Registration (H.R. 2694)

To amend the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 to require each State to ensure that each individual who provides identifying information to the State motor vehicle authority is automatically registered to vote in elections for Federal office held in the State unless the individual does not meet the eligibility requirements for registering to vote in such elections or declines to be registered to vote in such elections, and for other purposes.  Key Sponsor: Rep. Cicilline