To amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to promote early voting in elections for Federal office and to prevent unreasonable waiting times for voters at polling places used in such elections, 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 ``Streamlined and Improved Methods at Polling Locations and Early (SIMPLE) Voting Act of 2013''.
SEC. 2. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR EARLY VOTING AND FOR REDUCING WAITING TIMES FOR VOTERS IN FEDERAL ELECTIONS.
(a) Requirements for States.-- (1) In general.--Subtitle A of title III of the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (42 U.S.C. 15481 et seq.) is amended-- (A) by redesignating sections 304 and 305 as sections 306 and 307; and (B) by inserting after section 303 the following new sections:
``SEC. 304. EARLY VOTING.
``(a) In General.--Each State shall allow individuals to vote in an election for Federal office on each day occurring during the 15-day period which ends on the second day immediately preceding the date of the election, in the same manner as voting is allowed on such date. ``(b) Minimum Early Voting Requirements.--Each polling place which allows voting prior to the date of a Federal election pursuant to subsection (a) shall-- ``(1) allow such voting for not less than 10 hours on each day; and ``(2) have uniform hours each day for which such voting occurs. ``(c) Location of Polling...