State Requirements

Establishes Minimum Standards for State Election Systems.

This legislation prescribes that states adopt "Minimum Standards" for state election systems, including that states:

  • have a statewide voter registration system maintained by the Chief State Election Official;
  • permit provisional voting;
  • have a system for maintaining the accuracy of voter registration records;
  • adopt uniform standards defining what constitutes a vote on the different types of voting equipment;
  • ensure that absent uniformed and overseas voters have their votes counted;
  • require new voting systems to provide a practical and effective means for voters with disabilities to cast a secret ballot; and
  • gives voters the opportunity to correct errors.

The Commission and Department of Justice will monitor compliance and enforce these "Minimum Standards."