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12-HR6591 on Nov 15, 2012

Bill Sponsorship: SIMPLE Voting Act
Source: H.R.6591
A BILL to amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to require States to establish a minimum period of 15 days for early voting prior to the date of an election for Federal office and to ensure that no individual will be required to wait for longer than one hour to cast a ballot at a polling place in an election for Federal office.
  • This Act may be cited as the 'Streamlined and Improved Methods at Polling Locations and Early Voting Act' or the 'SIMPLE Voting Act'.
  • Each State shall allow individuals to vote in an election for Federal office on each day occurring during the 15-day period which ends 2 days before the date of the election, in the same manner as voting is allowed on such day.
  • Minimum Early Voting Requirements: Each polling place shall allow such voting for not less than 10 hours on each day; and have uniform hours each day for which such voting occurs.
  • Location of Polling Places Near Public Transportation: To the greatest extent practicable, a State shall ensure that each polling place is located within reasonable walking distance of a stop on a public transportation route.
  • A Commission shall issue standards for the administration of early voting, including the nondiscriminatory geographic placement of polling places at which such voting occurs.
  • The standards shall permit States to deviate from any requirement in the case of unforeseen circumstances such as a natural disaster, terrorist attack, or a change in voter turnout.
  • Each State shall provide a sufficient number of voting systems, poll workers, and other election resources (including physical resources) at each polling place to ensure that no individual will be required to wait longer than one hour to cast a ballot.

    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 16. Question 16: Stricter limits on political campaign funds Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Government Reform
  • Headline: Sponsored 15 days of early voting in all states (Score: 1)
  • Headline 2: Establish 15 days of early voting in all states (Score: 1)

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  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.

Democrats participating in 12-HR6591

Earl Blumenauer s2oOregon DemocratNov 15, 2012
Suzanne Bonamici s2oOregon DemocratNov 15, 2012
Robert Brady s2oPennsylvania DemocratNov 15, 2012
Corrine Brown s2oFlorida DemocratNov 16, 2012
G.K. Butterfield s2oNorth Carolina DemocratNov 29, 2012
Lois Capps s2oCalifornia DemocratNov 15, 2012
Kathy Castor s2oFlorida DemocratNov 15, 2012
Judy Chu s2oCalifornia DemocratNov 16, 2012
David Cicilline s2oRhode Island DemocratNov 29, 2012
Hansen Clarke s2oMichigan Former Democrat (until 2012)Nov 29, 2012
Yvette Clarke s2oNew York DemocratNov 29, 2012
William Lacy Clay s2oMissouri DemocratNov 29, 2012
Emmanuel Cleaver s2oMissouri DemocratNov 15, 2012
Steve Cohen s2oTennessee DemocratNov 15, 2012
John Conyers s2oMichigan DemocratNov 15, 2012
Jim Costa s2oCalifornia DemocratNov 15, 2012
Joe Courtney s2oConnecticut DemocratNov 16, 2012
Elijah Cummings s2oMaryland DemocratNov 15, 2012
Danny Davis s2oIllinois DemocratNov 15, 2012
Diana DeGette s2oColorado DemocratNov 15, 2012
Rosa DeLauro s2oConnecticut DemocratNov 15, 2012
John Dingell s2oMichigan DemocratNov 15, 2012
Lloyd Doggett s2oTexas DemocratNov 29, 2012
Donna Edwards s2oMaryland DemocratNov 16, 2012
Keith Ellison s2oMinnesota DemocratNov 16, 2012
Anna Eshoo s2oCalifornia DemocratNov 15, 2012
Eni Faleomavaega s2oSamoa DemocratNov 15, 2012
Sam Farr s2oCalifornia DemocratNov 15, 2012
Bob Filner s2oCalifornia Democrat (Mayoral run 2011)Nov 15, 2012
Marcia Fudge s2oOhio DemocratNov 15, 2012
John Garamendi s2oCalifornia DemocratNov 15, 2012
Charles Gonzalez s2oTexas Democrat (Retiring 2012)Nov 15, 2012
Al Green s2oTexas DemocratNov 15, 2012
Raul Grijalva s2oArizona DemocratNov 15, 2012
Luis Gutierrez s2oIllinois DemocratNov 29, 2012
Janice Hahn s2oCalifornia DemocratNov 15, 2012
Alcee Hastings s2oFlorida DemocratNov 15, 2012
Jim Himes s2oConnecticut DemocratNov 15, 2012
Maurice Hinchey s2oNew York Dem/Working-Fam.(Retired 2012)Nov 16, 2012
Mike Honda s2oCalifornia DemocratNov 15, 2012
Hank Johnson s2oGeorgia DemocratNov 15, 2012
Marcy Kaptur s2oOhio DemocratNov 29, 2012
Dale Kildee s2oMichigan Democrat (Retiring 2012)Nov 15, 2012
Dennis Kucinich s2oOhio Democrat (Lost 2012 Primary)Nov 29, 2012
Rick Larsen s2oWashington DemocratNov 15, 2012
John Larson s2oConnecticut DemocratNov 15, 2012
Barbara Lee s2oCalifornia DemocratNov 15, 2012
John Lewis s2oGeorgia DemocratNov 15, 2012
Zoe Lofgren s2oCalifornia DemocratNov 15, 2012
Nita Lowey s2oNew York DemocratNov 16, 2012
Ben Ray Lujan s2oNew Mexico DemocratNov 15, 2012
Carolyn Maloney s2oNew York Democrat/LiberalNov 16, 2012
Doris Matsui s2oCalifornia DemocratNov 15, 2012
Jim McDermott s2oWashington DemocratNov 15, 2012
Jim McGovern s2oMassachusetts DemocratNov 15, 2012
Jerry McNerney s2oCalifornia DemocratNov 29, 2012
Michael Michaud s2oMaine Democratic Governor ChallengerNov 16, 2012
George Miller s1pCalifornia Democrat 
Gwen Moore s2oWisconsin DemocratNov 15, 2012
James Moran s2oVirginia DemocratNov 16, 2012
Jerrold Nadler s2oNew York Dem./Lib./Working-FamiliesNov 29, 2012
Grace Napolitano s2oCalifornia DemocratNov 15, 2012
Eleanor Holmes Norton s2oDistrict of Columbia DemocratNov 15, 2012
Gary Peters s2oMI Democratic ChallengerNov 15, 2012
Chellie Pingree s2oMaine DemocratNov 15, 2012
Jared Polis s2oColorado DemocratNov 15, 2012
Charles Rangel s2oNew York Dem./Lib./Working-FamiliesNov 15, 2012
Steven Rothman s2oNew Jersey DemocratNov 15, 2012
Lucille Roybal-Allard s2oCalifornia DemocratNov 15, 2012
Tim Ryan s2oOhio DemocratNov 15, 2012
Loretta Sanchez s2oCalifornia DemocratNov 15, 2012
John Sarbanes s2oMaryland DemocratNov 15, 2012
Jan Schakowsky s2oIllinois DemocratNov 15, 2012
Adam Schiff s2oCalifornia DemocratNov 29, 2012
Allyson Schwartz s2oPennsylvania Democratic Governor ChallengerNov 15, 2012
Jose Serrano s2oNew York Democrat/LiberalNov 15, 2012
Terri Sewell s2oAlabama DemocratNov 29, 2012
David Adam Smith s2oWashington DemocratNov 15, 2012
Pete Stark s2oCalifornia DemocratNov 15, 2012
Mike Thompson s2oCalifornia DemocratNov 16, 2012
John Tierney s2oMassachusetts DemocratNov 29, 2012
Paul Tonko s2oNew York DemocratNov 15, 2012
Ed Towns s2oNew York Democrat/Liberal (Retiring)Nov 16, 2012
Chris Van Hollen s2oMaryland DemocratNov 15, 2012
Debbie Wasserman Schultz s2oFlorida DemocratNov 16, 2012
Henry Waxman s2oCalifornia DemocratNov 15, 2012
Peter Welch s2oVermont DemocratNov 15, 2012
Frederica Wilson s2oFlorida DemocratNov 16, 2012

Republicans participating in 12-HR6591

Independents participating in 12-HR6591

Donna Christensen s2oVirgin Islands -Nov 29, 2012

Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 88
Republicans: 0
Independents: 1

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