Count Every Vote Act of 2005
On February 17th, Representative Stephanie Jones introduced the Count Every Vote Act of 2005. This act amends the Help America Vote Act in several ways, including: requiring open source voting software and voter-verified paper ballots with a capacity for manual audits, ensuring voting accessibility for language minority groups, federal certification of electronic voting devices/software, random mandatory recounts, research into optimal methods for providing voting accessibility and verification for disabled voters, funding for voting verification and auditing, allowing provisional ballots to be considered regardless of location or identification, required minimums for poll staffing and election resources, remedial plans for reducing voting lines, allowing no excuse absentee voting, state publication of voting data, mandatory training of election workers/officials, standards for purging voters, early voting and same-day registration, standardization of registration regulations and ID requirements, provisions against voting disinformation and conflicts of interest concerning political campaigns with voting machine manufacturers and chief election officials, allowing former felons to vote upon completion of their sentences, assessment of making Election Day a holiday, and strengthening the Election Assistance Commission. Passing this bill will comprehensively standardize and expand the voting system of every state.
Read H.R. 939

There are currently 68 cosponsors and there is currently a companion bill, S 450. To support these pieces of legislation please contact your Congressperson/Senator.  
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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

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September 27th 2009
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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.