Title: Freedom to Vote Act
Author: Amy Jean Klobuchar
Freedom to Vote Act
This bill addresses voter registration and voting access, election integrity and security, redistricting, and campaign finance.
Specifically, the bill expands voter registration (e.g., automatic and same-day registration) and voting access (e.g., vote-by-mail and early voting). It also limits removing voters from voter rolls.
Next, the bill establishes Election Day as a federal holiday.
The bill establishes certain federal criminal offenses related to voting. In particular, the bill establishes a new criminal offense for conduct (or attempted conduct) to corruptly hinder, interfere with, or prevent another person from registering to vote or helping someone register to vote.
Additionally, the bill sets forth provisions related to election security, including by requiring states to conduct post-election audits for federal elections.
The bill outlines criteria for congressional redistricting and generally prohibits mid-decade redistricting.
The bill addresses campaign finance, including by expanding the prohibition on campaign spending by foreign nationals, requiring additional disclosure of campaign-related fundraising and spending, requiring additional disclaimers regarding certain political advertising, and establishing an alternative campaign funding system for certain federal offices.
Introduced in Senate 09/14/2021
Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time. 09/14/2021
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 125. 09/15/2021
Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate. (CR S7028) 10/18/2021
Cloture motion on the motion to proceed to the measure presented in Senate. (CR S7028) 10/18/2021
Cloture on the motion to proceed to the measure not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 49 - 51. Record Vote Number: 420. 10/20/2021
Motion by Senator Schumer to reconsider the vote by which cloture on the motion to proceed to S. 2747 was not invoked (Record Vote No. 420) entered in Senate. 10/20/2021
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