Election Observer Program
The Constitution grants each House of Congress the authority "be the judge of the Elections, Returns, and Qualifications of its own Members." This power came into clear focus during the brazen Democrat efforts to remove a duly elected Member of Congress from Iowa during the election of 2020 and replace her with a candidate of their own choice.
The Election Observer Program will deploy congressional observers to election sites across the country in order to record on-the-ground, factual information for use during elections contests or seating battles and for other purposes.
The program is a key election integrity tool in furthering House Administration Republicans efforts to restore Americans' faith and confidence in elections. Any House Staffer can volunteer to be an election observer and will be required to complete a series of trainings. While not every volunteer observer will be deployed, observers should be available for travel in November. Travel expenses for all Republican observers will be paid by the Committee.
H.R. 6513, the Confirmation Of Congressional Observer Access Act (COCOA Act), provides a statutory citation for the long-running Election Observer Program, ensuring that congressional observers have full access to congressional election administration processes. The Committee on House Administration recently reported favorably the COCOA Act by bipartisan voice vote. We are optimistic about the bill’s passage into law in 2024. For further details on the COCOA Act, please visit here.
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