Federal Election Integrity Act
On February 16th, Senator Frank Lautenberg introduced the Federal Election Integrity Act of 2005. Cosponsored by Senators Kerry, Boxer and Clinton, S. 391 amends the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to prohibit chief State election administration officials from actively participating in federal electoral campaigns. The 2000 presidential election in Florida and the 2004 presidential election in Ohio both demonstrated how a chief election official can appear to face a conflict of interest when they are required to certify a close election involving a campaign in which they participate. Although no evidence of wrongdoing was found in either of these cases, even the possibility of this type of conflict of interest harms the perception of electoral integrity. This legislation would ensure that this type of conflict of interest never arises for federal elections; however, it must be complemented with legislation at the state level to also guarantee the integrity of state elections.  [Read S. 391]

Please contact your Senators and ask them to support this legislation.
 
Recent Articles
October 19th 2009
Mandatory Voting? Automatic Registration? How Un-American!
Huffington Post

President of Air America Media, Mark Green, explains why Instant Runoff Voting, Automatic Registration and Mandatory Voting are not only important but could lead to a more democratic society.

September 30th 2009
Can a 17-year-old register to vote? It depends
Ventura County Star

"Most Californians register to vote not because a political cause has touched their heart, but rather because they checked a box on a form at the Department of Motor Vehicles when they received or renewed their driverís license."

September 27th 2009
Giving teens a civic voice
The Fayetteville Observer

In January, North Carolina will become the third state to implement FairVote-endorsed youth preregistration.

September 8th 2009
Give voters final say on vacancies
Politico

The two legislators proposing a constitutional amendment mandating elections to fill Senate vacancies make their case in the pages of Politico.