Summary

To change the date for regularly scheduled Federal elections and establish polling place hours. Read More

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This bill was introduced on Mar 8, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

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A BILL

To change the date for regularly scheduled Federal elections and establish polling place hours.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the ``Weekend Voting Act''.

SEC. 2. CHANGE IN CONGRESSIONAL ELECTION DAY TO SATURDAY AND SUNDAY.

Section 25 of the Revised Statutes of the United States (2 U.S.C. 7) is amended to read as follows: ``Sec. 25. The first Saturday and Sunday after the first Friday in November, in every even numbered year, are established as the days for the election, in each of the States and Territories of the United States, of Representatives and Delegates to the Congress commencing on the 3d day of January thereafter.''.

SEC. 3. CHANGE IN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION DAY TO SATURDAY AND SUNDAY.

Section 1 of title 3, United States Code, is amended by striking ``Tuesday next after the first Monday'' and inserting ``first Saturday and Sunday after the first Friday''.

SEC. 4. POLLING PLACE HOURS.

(a) In General.-- (1) Presidential general election.--Chapter 1 of title 3, United States Code, is amended-- (A) by redesignating section 1 as section 1A; and (B) by inserting before section 1A the following: ``Sec. 1. Polling place hours ``(a) Definitions.--In this section: ``(1) Continental united states.--The term `continental United States' means a State (other than Alaska and Hawaii) and the District of Columbia. ``(2) Presidential general election.--The term `Presidential general election' means the election for electors of President...

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Bill Summary

To change the date for regularly scheduled Federal elections and establish polling place hours.

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