To amend the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act to require States which fail to transmit validly requested absentee ballots in an election for Federal office to absent uniformed services voters within the deadline established under the Act to delay certifying the results of the election, to establish a private right of action to enforce the requirements of such Act, and for other purposes.
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 ``Military Ballot Integrity Act of 2012''.
SEC. 2. REQUIRING STATES FAILING TO MEET DEADLINE FOR TRANSMITTING ABSENTEE BALLOTS TO ABSENT UNIFORMED SERVICES VOTERS TO DELAY CERTIFICATION OF RESULTS OF ELECTION.
(a) Delay in Certification of Results of Elections.--Section 102 of the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (42 U.S.C. 1973ff-1) is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection: ``(j) Delay in Certification of Results of Elections in States Failing To Meet Deadline for Transmitting Absentee Ballots to Absent Uniformed Services Voters.-- ``(1) In general.--If a State does not transmit a validly requested absentee ballot with respect to an election to an absent uniformed services voter by the deadline required under subsection (a)(8)(A), the State shall delay the certification of the results of the election by the number of days by which the State missed such deadline with respect to the voter. ``(2) Exception for elections subject to waiver.--Paragraph (1) does...