H.R.1170 - Equal Protection of Voting Rights Act of 2001107th Congress (2001-2002)
Summary: H.R.1170 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)
Equal Protection of Voting Rights Act of 2001 - Amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to outline requirements for equal protection of voting rights in Federal elections and voting rights in State and local elections.
Introduced in House (03/22/2001)
Establishes a grant program to provide equal protection of voting rights with regard to States and localities.
Creates the Commission on Voting Rights and Procedures to study and report to the President and Congress on specified issues with respect to elections for Federal, State, and local office, including alternative voting methods, ballot designs, ballot uniformity, and absentee voting, in order to develop specific recommendations of best practices in voting and election administration.