More on Elections
On Tuesday, July 28, 2020 the Subcommittee on Elections of the Committee on House Administration will hold a hearing entitled “Voting Rights and Election Administration in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Other Territories.”
Committee on House Administration Chairperson Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) introduced H.R. 7427, the ACCESS Act, to ensure every eligible American is able to exercise their right to vote safely and securely during a declared state of emergency. The ACCESS Act ensures that states are prepared to hold Federal elections and safeguard the nation’s democracy and public health in the event of a natural disaster, infectious disease outbreak, or other instance in which voters risk their wellbeing for their right to vote.
The Committee on House Administration is the primary Congressional committee charged with oversight of federal elections.
2016 Election Background
During the 2016 Presidential election, Russia launched a massive cyber-attack against the U.S. to undermine faith in American democracy.
On Thursday, June 11, 2020 the Subcommittee on Elections of the Committee on House Administration will hold a hearing entitled “The Impact of COVID-19 on Voting Rights and Election Administration: Ensuring Safe and Fair Elections.”