Elections Grant Funding for States: Recent Appropriations and Legislative Proposals [September 18, 2020] [open pdf - 697KB]
From the Document: "The emergence of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and reports of attempted election interference have introduced new challenges for election administration that are ongoing, difficult for states and localities to manage alone, or both. Election security threats evolve, for example, and election officials' defenses have to evolve with them. Securing election systems against potential interference and protecting voters and election workers against a pandemic may involve significant changes to election processes and correspondingly significant financial investments. Congress has responded to such challenges, in part, with funding for elections grant programs. As of this writing, Congress has appropriated more than $1.2 billion to the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) for grant funding for states, territories, and the District of Columbia (DC) since FY2018 and considered proposals that would authorize or fund further grant programs."
CRS Insight, IN11508
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