S.1 - Election Reform Act106th Congress (1999-2000)
Summary: S.1 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)
Election Reform Act - Establishes the Election Administration Commission to: (1) develop, update, and adopt voluntary engineering and procedural performance standards for voting systems used in Federal, State, and local elections; (2) advise States regarding compliance with the Voting Accessibility for the Elderly and Handicapped Act; (3) have primary responsibility to carry out Federal functions under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act as the Presidential designee; (4) carry out the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 regarding mail voter registration; (5) make available information regarding the Federal election system to the public and media; (6) assemble and make available bipartisan panels of election professionals to assist any State election official, upon request, in review of election or vote counting procedures in Federal, State, and local elections; (7) compile and make available to the public the official certified results of Federal elections and statistics regarding national voter registration and turnout; (8) make periodic studies, available to the public, of issues related to administration of elections; and (9) periodically award grants to applicant State and local governments to improve and modernize administration of elections. Authorizes appropriations.
Introduced in Senate (12/15/2000)
Transfers to the Commission: (1) all functions which the Office of Election Administration, established within the Federal Election Commission, exercised before enactment of this Act; and (2) all functions which the Presidential designee under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act exercised before enactment of this Act.