To modernize voter registration, promote access to voting for individuals with disabilities, protect the ability of individuals to exercise the right to vote in elections for Federal office, 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; TABLE OF CONTENTS.
(a) Short Title.--This Act may be cited as the ``Voter Empowerment Act of 2012''. (b) Table of Contents.--The table of contents of this Act is as follows:
Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents. TITLE I--VOTER REGISTRATION MODERNIZATION
Sec. 100. Short title. Subtitle A--Promoting Internet Registration
Sec. 101. Requiring availability of Internet for voter registration. Sec. 102. Use of Internet to update registration information. Sec. 103. Provision of election information by electronic mail to individuals registered to vote. Sec. 104. Clarification of requirement regarding necessary information to show eligibility to vote. Sec. 105. Effective date. Subtitle B--Automated Registration of Certain Individuals
Sec. 111. Automated voter registration. Sec. 112. List maintenance, privacy, and security. Sec. 113. Promoting accuracy of Statewide voter registration lists. Sec. 114. Definitions. Sec. 115. Effective date. Subtitle C--Other Initiatives To Promote Voter Registration
Sec. 121. Same day registration. Sec. 122. Acceptance of voter registration applications from individuals under 18 years of age. Sec. 123. Annual reports on voter registration statistics. Subtitle D--Availability of HAVA Requirements Payments
Sec. 131. Availability of requirements payments under HAVA to cover costs of compliance with new requirements. Subtitle E--Prohibiting Interference With Voter Registration
Sec. 141. Prohibiting hindering, interfering with,...