Provisions That are in HR-1 Voting Rights Act

  • Automatic voter registration at an array of state agencies
  • Same-day voter registration
  • Online voter registration
  • Allowing 16- and 17-year-olds to pre-register so they’ll be on the rolls when they turn 18
  • Allowing state colleges and universities to serve as registration agencies
  • Banning states from purging eligible voters’ registration simply for infrequent voting
  • Two weeks of in-person early voting, including availability on Sundays and outside of normal business hours
  • Standardized hours within states for opening and closing polling places on Election Day, with exceptions to let cities set longer hours in municipal races
  • Prepaid postage on mail ballots
  • Allowing voters to turn in their mail ballot in person if they choose
  • Requiring states to establish nonpartisan redistricting commissions for congressional redistricting
  • Ending prison gerrymandering by counting prisoners at their last address (rather than where they’re incarcerated) for the purposes of redistricting
  • Ending felony disenfranchisement for those on parole, probation, or post-sentence, and requiring such citizens to be supplied with registration forms and informed their voting rights have been restored
  • Expressing support for D.C. statehood (which is the subject of a separate bill)
  • Public financing for House campaigns in the form of matching small donations at a six-for-one rate
  • Expanded campaign finance disclosure requirements to mitigate Citizens United
  • Banning corporations from spending on campaign purposes unless the corporation has established a process for determining the political will of its shareholders
  • Making it a crime to mislead voters with the intention of preventing them from voting

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