The Right to Vote

Deceptive Practices Bill Advances In Senate Judiciary Committee

People For the American Way (PFAW) today hailed the Senate Judiciary Committee’s approval of the Deceptive Practices and Voter Intimidation Prevention Act, which levies heavy fines and penalties for those who attempt to deceive or intimidate voters, or suppress turnout at the polls.

Agreement Reached to Move Holt Election Reform Bill

Best chance to give voters paper trails, confidence in voting in 2008 and beyond

Today, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and Rep. Rush Holt of New Jersey announced a compromise that will advance H.R. 811, the “Voter Confidence and Increased Accessibility Act of 2007.” The bill bans paperless voting machines and requires a voter-verified paper record for every vote in the country.

Hope For Fair 2008 Elections Renewed With House Passage of Deceptive Practices Legislation

People For the American Way (PFAW) today applauded U.S. House passage of the Deceptive Practices and Voter Intimidation Prevention Act, which makes the practice of deceiving voters a felony that carries a penalty of up to $250,000 or five years in prison, and increases the criminal penalty for voter intimidation to five years imprisonment.

Effort to Ban Paperless Voting Machines Advances Out of House Administration Committee

Holt Bill Would Fix Voting Machine Problems before Next Presidential Election, Prevent another Sarasota

Voting rights advocates scored a significant victory today when legislation addressing voting machine problems advanced out of the House Committee on Administration by a 6 to 3 vote.

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