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HR 3295 - Help America Vote Act of 2002 - Key Vote

National Key Votes

Thomas Holden voted Yea (Conference Report Vote) on this Legislation.

Read statements Thomas Holden made in this general time period.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) - Became Public Law No. 107-252 -
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) (92-2) - (Key vote)

Title: Help America Vote Act of 2002

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that authorizes $3.9 billion of Federal funds to reform the current election process by requiring States and localities to create new programs and to meet election technology and administration standards by 2005.

Highlights:
  • $325 million to replace punch card and lever voting machines by the 2004 elections.
  • $325 million for states to improve their election administration, with each state guaranteed at least $5 million.
  • Establishes an Election Assistance Commission of four members, appointed by the President, that would issue voluntary guidelines and requirements for voting systems, and would test and certify voting systems and review election issues.
  • Allows voters to check for and correct ballot mistakes.
  • Provides $5 million in fiscal year 2003, and necessary sums thereafter to establish the "Help America Vote College Program" to encourage college and high school students to volunteer as poll workers.
  • Requires precincts to provide at least one voting machine accessible to disabled citizens.
  • Requires improved ballot access for military personnel and citizens living overseas.
  • Allows first-time voters to cast provisional ballots if valid identification is not provided by the voter.
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (357-48) - (Key vote)

Title: Help America Vote Act of 2002

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that authorizes $3.9 billion of Federal funds to reform the current election process by requiring States and localities to create new programs and to meet election technology and administration standards by 2005.

Highlights:
  • $325 million to replace punch card and lever voting machines by the 2004 elections.
  • $325 million for states to improve their election administration, with each state guaranteed at least $5 million.
  • Establishes an Election Assistance Commission of four members, appointed by the President, that would issue voluntary guidelines and requirements for voting systems, and would test and certify voting systems and review election issues.
  • Allows voters to check for and correct ballot mistakes.
  • Provides $5 million in fiscal year 2003, and necessary sums thereafter to establish the "Help America Vote College Program" to encourage college and high school students to volunteer as poll workers.
  • Requires precincts to provide at least one voting machine accessible to disabled citizens.
  • Requires improved ballot access for military personnel and citizens living overseas.
  • Allows first-time voters to cast provisional ballots if valid identification is not provided by the voter.
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) -
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

NOTE: THIS VOTE PASSED BY UNANIMOUS CONSENT, MEANING NO MEMBER OBJECTED TO THE PASSAGE OF THE VOTE. THIS DOES NOT NECESSARILY INDICATE THAT ALL MEMBERS FAVORED THE VOTE'S OUTCOME.

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (362-63) -
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Help America Vote Act of 2002

Sponsors

  • Robert William 'Bob' Ney (OH - R) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

  • Neil Abercrombie (HI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Gary L. Ackerman (NY - D) (Out Of Office)
  • W. Todd Akin (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert E. 'Rob' Andrews (NJ - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Brian N. Baird (WA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Joseph M. Baldacci (ME - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Cass Ballenger (NC - ) (Out Of Office)
  • James 'Jim' Barcia (MI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Kenneth E. 'Ken' Bentsen Jr. (TX - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Shelley Berkley (NV - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Howard L. Berman (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Judy Biggert (IL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Rod R. Blagojevich (IL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Roy Blunt (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Sherwood L. 'Sherry' Boehlert (NY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert A. 'Bob' Borski Jr. (PA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Leonard L. Boswell (IA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Allen Boyd Jr. (FL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Sherrod C. Brown (OH - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Richard M. Burr (NC - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Stephen E. 'Steve' Buyer (IN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Eric I. Cantor (VA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Shelley Moore Capito (WV - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Benjamin L. 'Ben' Cardin (MD - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Julia M. Carson (IN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Brad Carson (OK - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Michael N. 'Mike' Castle (DE - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Donna Marie Christensen (VI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Eva M. Clayton (NC - D) (Out Of Office)
  • John C. Cooksey (LA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert E. 'Bud' Cramer (AL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • James 'Jim' Davis (FL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Peter Deutsch (FL - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Lincoln Diaz-Balart (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Norman DeValois 'Norm' Dicks (WA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • John D. Dingell (MI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Calvin M. 'Cal' Dooley (CA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • John T. Doolittle (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • David T. Dreier (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Vernon J. 'Vern' Ehlers (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Philip 'Phil' English (PA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Bob R. Etheridge (NC - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Michael 'Mike' Ferguson (NJ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ernest Lee 'Ernie' Fletcher (KY - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Mark Foley (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Harold Ford Jr. (TN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Jonas 'Martin' Frost III (TX - D) (Out Of Office)
  • John 'Greg' Ganske (IA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • James A. 'Jim' Gibbons (NV - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Paul E. Gillmor (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Benjamin A. Gilman (NY - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Bart Gordon (TN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • James C. 'Jim' Greenwood (PA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Felix J. Grucci Jr. (NY - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Gilbert W. 'Gil' Gutknecht (MN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jane Harman (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Melissa A. Hart (PA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert C. 'Robin' Hayes (NC - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John David 'J.D.' Hayworth Jr. (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Baron P. Hill (IN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • David Lee 'Dave' Hobson (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Joseph M. Hoeffel (PA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Rush D. Holt Jr. (NJ - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Darlene Hooley (OR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Stephen 'Steve' Horn (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jay Robert Inslee (WA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • John H. 'Johnny' Isakson (GA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • William J. Jefferson (LA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Christopher 'Chris' John (LA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Paul E. Kanjorski (PA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Mark R. Kennedy (MN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Patrick Joseph Kennedy (RI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Dale E. Kildee (MI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Mark Steven Kirk (IL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ray H. LaHood (IL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Tom Lantos (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Steven C. 'Steve' LaTourette (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jerry Lewis (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John Linder (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • William O. Lipinski (IL - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Kenneth R. 'Ken' Lucas (KY - D) (Out Of Office)
  • William P. 'Bill' Luther (MN - ) (Out Of Office)
  • James H. 'Jim' Maloney (CT - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Frank R. Mascara (PA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • James David 'Jim' Matheson (UT - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Karen McCarthy (MO - ) (Out Of Office)
  • John M. McHugh (NY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Douglas Carmichael 'Mike' McIntyre (NC - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Cynthia Ann McKinney (GA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Carrie P. Meek (FL - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Juanita Millender-McDonald (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Dennis Moore (KS - D) (Out Of Office)
  • James P. 'Jim' Moran Jr. (VA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • James L. 'Jim' Oberstar (MN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Doug Ose (CA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Clement Leroy 'Butch' Otter (ID - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Edward López 'Ed' Pastor (AZ - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Todd Russell Platts (PA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Earl Pomeroy (ND - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert J. 'Rob' Portman (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Deborah D. Pryce (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James M. 'Jim' Ramstad (MN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Silvestre 'Silver' Reyes (TX - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas M. Reynolds (NY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Michael Avery 'Mike' Ross (AR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Steven R. 'Steve' Rothman (NJ - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Martin Olav Sabo (MN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Bernard 'Bernie' Sanders (VT - I) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas C. 'Tom' Sawyer (OH - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert Ruhl 'Rob' Simmons (CT - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John M. Spratt Jr. (SC - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Fortney H. 'Pete' Stark (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles W. 'Charlie' Stenholm (TX - ) (Out Of Office)
  • John E. Sweeney (NY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John Tanner (TN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Ellen O. Tauscher (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Lee R. Terry (NE - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Karen L. Thurman (FL - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Todd Tiahrt (KS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Edolphus 'Ed' Towns (NY - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Stephanie Tubbs Jones (OH - D) (Out Of Office)
  • James 'Jim' Turner (TX - ) (Out Of Office)
  • James T. 'Jim' Walsh (NY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • W. Curtis 'Curt' Weldon (PA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Gerald C. 'Jerry' Weller (IL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert Wexler (FL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Roger F. Wicker (MS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Frank Rudolph Wolf (VA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Albert R. Wynn (MD - D) (Out Of Office)
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