Voter Confidence and Increased Accessibility Act
On February 2nd, Representative Rush Holt introduced the Voter Confidence and Increased Accessibility Act of 2005. This act amends the Help America Vote Act by: providing for a voter-verified permanent record or hard copy, requiring the Election Assistance Commission to research best practices to ensure voter-verification accessibility for language minorities and disabled voters, requiring research labs to avoid conflicts of interest while testing voter hardware/software, extending the authority of the Election Assistance Commission indefinitely, providing for filing of complaints with the Attorney General, requiring federal certification on the technological security of registration lists, and mandating random and unannounced hand counts of voter-verified records. Passing this bill will represent significant progress towards streamlining the voting process and improving voting accuracy.
Read H.R. 550

There are currently 141 cosponsors. To support this piece of legislation please contact your Congressperson.  
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.