Key Votes

S 565 - Equal Protection of Voting Rights Act of 2001 - Key Vote

National Key Votes

Hillary Clinton voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Stage Details

Legislation - Placed on Calendar (House) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (99-1) - (Key vote)

Title: Equal Protection of Voting Rights Act of 2001

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

Vote to pass a bill that would significantly overhaul election procedures and require states to adopt uniform provisions related to their implementation.

  • Requires states to install voting machines and electronic systems that alert voters when errors have occurred on ballots and then gives them a chance to correct the errors.
  • Requires states to offer a private voting machine for blind or disabled voters at each polling place.
  • Requires local election officials to mail sample ballots to registered voters 10 days prior to a federal election with the following information:
    • Election date;
    • Hours for voting; and
    • Basic information on how to vote.
  • Provides aid to states and localities to modernize voting machines.
  • Establishes a Commission on Voting Rights and Procedures to study election technology, voting, and election administration, and to report their findings to Congress.
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Equal Protection of Voting Rights Act of 2001


  • Christopher J. 'Chris' Dodd (CT - D) (Out Of Office)


  • Daniel Kahikina Akaka Sr. (HI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Max S. Baucus (MT - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Evan Bayh (IN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Joseph Robinette 'Joe' Biden Jr. (DE - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Jeff Bingaman (NM - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Barbara Boxer (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • John B. Breaux (LA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert C. Byrd (WV - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Jean Carnahan (MO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Joseph Maxwell 'Max' Cleland (GA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Hillary Rodham Clinton (NY - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Kent Conrad (ND - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Jon Stevens Corzine (NJ - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas A. 'Tom' Daschle (SD - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Mark Brandt Dayton (MN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Byron L. Dorgan (ND - D) (Out Of Office)
  • John Reid Edwards (NC - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Russell D. 'Russ' Feingold (WI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Daniel Robert 'Bob' Graham (FL - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas 'Tom' Harkin (IA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Ernest F. 'Fritz' Hollings (SC - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Daniel K. Inouye (HI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • James Merrill 'Jim' Jeffords (VT - I) (Out Of Office)
  • Timothy Peter 'Tim' Johnson (SD - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Edward M. 'Ted' Kennedy Sr. (MA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • John Forbes Kerry (MA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Herbert H. 'Herb' Kohl (WI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Mary L. Landrieu (LA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Carl Levin (MI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Joseph I. 'Joe' Lieberman (CT - I) (Out Of Office)
  • Blanche Lambert Lincoln (AR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Barbara A. Mikulski (MD - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Zell Bryan Miller (GA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • E. Benjamin 'Ben' Nelson (NE - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Harry M. Reid (NV - D) (Out Of Office)
  • John D. 'Jay' Rockefeller IV (WV - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Paul S. Sarbanes (MD - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert G. 'Bob' Torricelli (NJ - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Paul D. Wellstone (MN - D) (Out Of Office)

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