Voter Confidence and Increased Accessibility Act

This bill, among other things, would require all electronic voting machines to keep a paper record of every vote cast. The bill has left committee and is headed for debate on the House floor. I’ve provided the Congressional Research Service official summary and links for more information.

Please contact your Representative and encourage them to vote YES for H.R. 811.

Summary

Voter Confidence and Increased Accessibility Act of 2007 – Amends the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA) with respect to: (1) ballot verification and mandatory paper record audit capacity; and (2) accessibility and ballot verification of results for individuals with disabilities.

Requires the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology to study, test, and develop best practices to enhance the accessibility of ballot verification mechanisms for individuals with disabilities, voters whose primary language is not English, and voters with difficulties in literacy.

Requires laboratories to meet standards prohibiting conflicts of interest as a condition of accreditation for the testing of voting system hardware and software.
Outlines additional voting system requirements and prohibitions.

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