S.Res. 572: A resolution designating September 2012 as the “National Month of Voter Registration”. Read More


This resolution was introduced on Sep 20, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.


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Designating September 2012 as the ``National Month of Voter Registration''.

Whereas the United States has overcome the stains of historic State-sponsored voting discrimination, including State laws that imposed voting qualifications such as property ownership, religious qualifications, grandfather clauses, poll taxes, and literacy tests and were designed to exclude racial minorities, poorer voters, and certain religious groups from voting; Whereas courts have struck down these State laws because the laws conflict with the Constitution of the United States; Whereas Congress has continuously moved to expand the franchise of voting; Whereas the 13th, 14th, 15th, 19th, 23rd, 24th, and 26th amendments to the Constitution of the United States are intended to protect minorities, poorer voters, women, the elderly, and youth from voting discrimination; Whereas, in 1965, Congress enacted the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. 1973 et seq.) to remedy past discrimination in voting and protect vulnerable citizens from practices that infringe on the right to vote or elect a candidate of their choice; Whereas, in 1993, Congress enacted the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (42 U.S.C. 1973gg et seq.) to establish protections around the voting process, increase the number of citizens who register to vote, and encourage governments to protect the integrity of the electoral process; Whereas, in 2002, in response to the controversy surrounding the 2000 presidential election, Congress enacted the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (42 U.S.C. 15301 et seq.), which provided new standards for voting systems, created the independent Election Assistance Commission to assist...

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Bill Summary

S.Res. 572: A resolution designating September 2012 as the “National Month of Voter Registration”.

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