Key Votes

2013 All Campaign Finance and Elections Key Votes

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8/23 KY HB 1 State Legislative Redistricting Concurrence Vote Passed - House (79 - 18) 8/23 KY HB 1 State Legislative Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 2) 8/08 CA AB 817 Amends Poll Worker Eligibility Requirements Concurrence Vote Passed - House (49 - 25) 7/25 NC HB 589 Amends Voter Registration Laws Concurrence Vote Passed - House (73 - 41) 7/25 NC HB 589 Amends Voter Registration Laws Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 14) 7/08 CA AB 817 Amends Poll Worker Eligibility Requirements Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 10) 7/07 OR HB 3521 Requires Voter Registration Agencies to Provide Records for Automatic Registration Bill Failed - Senate (14 - 16) 6/25 OR HB 3521 Requires Voter Registration Agencies to Provide Records for Automatic Registration Bill Passed - House (32 - 28) 6/23 TX SB 3 State House Redistricting Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (18 - 11) 6/21 TX SB 3 State House Redistricting Bill Passed - House (93 - 46) 6/21 TX SB 2 State Senate Redistricting Bill Passed - House (109 - 30) 6/21 TX SB 4 Congressional Redistricting Bill Passed - House (93 - 47) 6/14 TX SB 4 Congressional Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate (16 - 11) 6/13 AZ HB 2305 Amends Election Laws Conference Report Adopted - Senate (16 - 13) 6/13 AZ HB 2305 Amends Election Laws Conference Report Adopted - House (33 - 26) 6/04 CT HB 6580 Authorizes Unlimited Spending in State Legislative Elections Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 14) 5/31 CT HB 6580 Authorizes Unlimited Spending in State Legislative Elections Bill Passed - House (71 - 59) 5/28 OR SB 154 Requires Signature Gathering Firms to Meet Certain Requirements Bill Passed - Senate (16 - 14) 5/23 NV AB 440 Extends Voter Registration Period Bill Passed - Senate (11 - 10) 5/23 NV AB 441 Authorizes Voting Centers for All Eligible Voters in a City or County Bill Passed - Senate (11 - 10) 5/23 CA AB 817 Amends Poll Worker Eligibility Requirements Bill Passed - House (49 - 23) 5/15 TX SJR 13 Establishes Term Limits For Certain Elected Officials Joint Resolution Failed - House (61 - 80) 5/15 IL HB 226 Authorizes 17 Year Olds to Vote in Primary Elections Bill Passed - Senate (43 - 9) 5/08 CT HJR 36 Authorizes Early and Absentee Voting Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 14) 5/08 MN HF 894 Amends Election Provisions Bill Passed - House (74 - 60) 5/03 CO HB 1303 Authorizes Same-Day Voter Registration Concurrence Vote Passed - House (37 - 28) 5/02 CO HB 1303 Authorizes Same-Day Voter Registration Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 15) 4/30 ME SP 548 Encourages Congress to Adopt a Constitutional Amendment Regarding Campaign Finance Joint Resolution Passed - House (111 - 31) 4/30 ME SP 548 Encourages Congress to Adopt a Constitutional Amendment Regarding Campaign Finance Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (25 - 9) 4/30 AL HB 162 Amends the Voter Registration Deadline Bill Passed - House (67 - 34) 4/26 TX HB 148 Prohibits Multiple Ballots from Being Turned in by 1 Individual Bill Passed - House (93 - 48) 4/23 NV AB 441 Authorizes Voting Centers for All Eligible Voters in a City or County Bill Passed - House (26 - 15) 4/19 MT SB 405 Repeals Same-Day Voter Registration Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (29 - 20) 4/19 MT SB 408 Limits General Election Candidates to Top 2 From Primary Election Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (29 - 20) 4/18 AZ HB 2282 Requires a Primary During Recall Elections Bill Failed - Senate (10 - 18) 4/17 MT SB 405 Repeals Same-Day Voter Registration Bill Passed - House (58 - 42) 4/17 MT SB 408 Limits General Election Candidates to Top 2 From Primary Election Bill Passed - House (57 - 43) 4/17 IL HB 226 Authorizes 17 Year Olds to Vote in Primary Elections Bill Passed - House (95 - 22) 4/17 CT HJR 36 Authorizes Early and Absentee Voting Bill Passed - House (90 - 49) 4/09 AR HB 1855 Classifies the Office of Prosecuting Attorney as Nonpartisan Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 13) 4/09 AZ HB 2593 Amends Campaign Finance Limits Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 13) 4/09 AR HJR 1009 Amends Campaign Contribution Laws Joint Resolution Passed - House (71 - 12) 4/08 MD HB 224 Amends Voting Procedures Concurrence Vote Passed - House (99 - 40) 4/08 MD HB 224 Amends Voting Procedures Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 11) 4/08 MT HB 30 Prohibits Same-Day Voter Registration Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 21) 4/04 MT HB 217 Exempts Religious Organizations from Campaign Finance Reporting Requirements Concurrence Vote Passed - House (58 - 41) 4/04 CA AB 131 Amends Voter Registration Requirements Bill Passed - House (47 - 23) 4/03 WV HB 2805 Establishes a Public Campaign Financing Program for Supreme Court of Appeals Candidates Bill Passed - House (70 - 29) 4/02 MS SB 2199 Requires Appointed Superintendents Conference Report Rejected - House (52 - 66) 4/01 AR SB 2 Requires Photo Identification to Vote Veto Override Passed - House (52 - 45) 3/28 MT HB 217 Exempts Religious Organizations from Campaign Finance Reporting Requirements Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 22) 3/27 AR SB 2 Requires Photo Identification to Vote Veto Override Passed - Senate (21 - 12) 3/26 KY SB 13 Authorizes the Sale of Alcohol on Election Days Bill Passed - House (50 - 46) 3/26 KY SB 13 Authorizes the Sale of Alcohol on Election Days Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (27 - 11) 3/26 OR HB 2988 Reduces Minimum Voter Registration Age to 16 Bill Passed - House (35 - 25) 3/22 ID S 1108 Increases Petition Signature Requirements Bill Passed - House (45 - 21) 3/21 NJ S 2364 Requires Early Voting to be Available for Certain Elections Bill Passed - House (46 - 31) 3/20 OH SB 47 Prohibits Collection of Petition Signatures after Filing Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (23 - 10) 3/20 OH SB 47 Prohibits Collection of Petition Signatures after Filing Bill Passed - House (57 - 38) 3/20 AR HB 1855 Classifies the Office of Prosecuting Attorney as Nonpartisan Bill Passed - House (63 - 24) 3/19 AR SB 2 Requires Photo Identification to Vote Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (22 - 12) 3/19 TX SJR 13 Establishes Term Limits For Certain Elected Officials Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (27 - 4) 3/18 NJ S 2364 Requires Early Voting to be Available for Certain Elections Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 16) 3/13 AR SB 2 Requires Photo Identification to Vote Bill Passed - House (51 - 44) 3/12 AR HB 1357 Requires Special Elections to Be Held On Certain Days Bill Passed - House (68 - 22) 3/11 KY SB 1 Establishes an Electronic Ballot Transmission System for Military and Overseas Voters Bill Passed - House (57 - 42) 3/11 ID S 1108 Increases Petition Signature Requirements Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 10) 3/11 MD SB 279 Amends Early Voting Procedures Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 12) 3/07 MO HJR 4 Increases Representative Term Limits Joint Resolution Passed - House (121 - 31) 3/07 AZ HB 2282 Requires a Primary During Recall Elections Bill Passed - House (36 - 23) 3/07 NM SB 276 Authorizes Straight-Party Voting as a Ballot Option Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 17) 3/06 KY HB 2 State House Redistricting Bill Passed - House (53 - 46) 2/28 KS SB 63 Authorizes Secretary of State to Prosecute Election Fraud Cases Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 9) 2/28 AZ HB 2593 Amends Campaign Finance Limits Bill Passed - House (32 - 23) 2/26 MT HB 229 Amends Campaign Finance Limits Bill Passed - House (58 - 40) 2/21 MT HB 254 Requires Disclaimers on Elections Materials Bill Passed - House (76 - 23) 2/20 VA SB 1256 Requires Photo Identification for Voting Bill Passed - House (65 - 34) 2/20 AR SB 2 Requires Photo Identification to Vote Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 12) 2/14 MO HB 48 Requires Photo Identification for Voting Bill Passed - House (105 - 48) 2/05 VA SB 719 Amends Voting Requirements Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 20) 2/05 VA SB 1256 Requires Photo Identification for Voting Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 20) 2/01 MT HB 30 Prohibits Same-Day Voter Registration Bill Passed - House (60 - 38) 1/31 KS HB 2023 Prohibits Manditory Labor Organizational Fees for Political Purposes Bill Passed - House (68 - 56) 1/28 VA SB 690 Reduces the Number of Signatures Required to Run for President Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 17)

About the Selection and Descriptions of Key Votes

Project Vote Smart provides easy access to Congressional and State voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. Key votes typically include the initial passage of legislation and final conference report vote versions (the compromised versions of bills passed in separate House and Senate versions). Vote Smart uses the following criteria to select key votes:

  1. The vote should be helpful in portraying how a member stands on a particular issue
  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
  3. The vote has received media attention
  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
  5. Occasionally, if a specific bill is consistently inquired about on the Voter's Research Hotline, the vote will be added

Descriptions of the votes are written by Vote Smart staff and based on information included in the Congressional Record, State House Journals, or Senate Journals, with additional background information from newspapers, magazines, etc. Vote Smart provides summaries for each selected key vote. The summary does not necessarily reflect the final version of the bill.

The Key Votes Program follows Project Vote Smart's strict policies, procedures and structure that guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. In order to ensure that all Key Votes are non-partisan in their selection and language, each is approved by a group of over 160 political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.