ABSTRACT

Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA): Overview and Ongoing Role in Election Administration Policy [October 28, 2021]   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Introduction: "The Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA; P.L. [Public Law] 107-252; 52 U.S.C. [United States Code] §§20901-21145) was enacted in response to issues with the administration of the 2000 elections. The highest-profile problems in 2000 were in Florida--where issues with the vote count delayed the resolution of the presidential race for weeks--but post-election hearings and reports identified problems with various aspects of election administration across multiple states. [...] This report provides an overview of HAVA and the ongoing role the act has played in policy discussions about election administration. It starts by describing major provisions of HAVA and then summarizes proposals to revisit or extend the act or the agency it created. The report closes by briefly introducing some considerations that might be relevant to discussions of any future role for HAVA in federal policymaking on election administration."

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CRS Report for Congress, R46949
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2021-10-28
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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