Patty Da Silva
Christopher Green 

For H.R. 4183:
Weekend Voting Act


Bill Overview

Introduced Mar 08, 2012
Referred to Committee Mar 08, 2012
Reported by Committee (not yet occurred)
Passed House (not yet occurred)
Passed Senate (not yet occurred)
Signed by the President (not yet occurred)
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For H.R. 4183: Weekend Voting Act

112th Congress, 2011–2012
To change the date for regularly scheduled Federal elections and establish polling place hours.

Sponsor:   Rep. Steve Israel [D-NY2] Status:   Referred to Committee


Official Summary

This summary was written by the Congressional Research Service, a nonpartisan arm of the Library of Congress. did not write and has no control over these summaries.  3/8/2012--Introduced.

Weekend Voting Act - Amends the Revised Statutes with respect to the time of election to establish the first Saturday and Sunday after the first Friday in November, in every even numbered year, as the days for the election, in each state and territory, of Delegates to, or Members of, Congress.

Amends federal law with respect to presidential elections and vacancies to establish the first Saturday and Sunday after the first Friday in November, in every fourth year, as the days for the election of the President and Vice President of the United States.

Amends such federal laws to establish the same polling place hours in the United States for both congressional and presidential elections, namely from 10:00 a.m. EST on Saturday till 6:00 p.m. EST on Sunday, with polls allowed to close between the hours of 10:00 p.m. local time on Saturday and 6:00 a.m. local time on Sunday as provided by the law of the state in which the polling place is located.