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

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Title: Equal Protection of Voting Rights Act of 2001

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.