What: All Issues : Human Rights & Civil Liberties : S 565. Election Reform/Vote to Prevent Voters from Determining Whether or Not Their Ballot Was Counted. (2002 senate Roll Call 63)
 Who: All Members : New York : Schumer, Chuck
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S 565. Election Reform/Vote to Prevent Voters from Determining Whether or Not Their Ballot Was Counted.
senate Roll Call 63     Apr 11, 2002
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After the vote-counting problems of the 2000 presidential election, Congress moved forward with reforms intended to prevent such problems in the future. The bill included a provision requiring election officials to notify voters with provisional ballots within 30 days whether their vote had been counted. Roberts (R-KS) proposed an amendment to strike this measure. Progressives generally supported the notification requirement because it was likely to help poor and less-educated voters be aware if their registration was current. As a result, Progressives opposed the Roberts amendment. Despite their opposition, the amendment was adopted, 56-43.

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