Jan 26, 2021 | Law & Crime, Press Releases

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) along with his Republican Study Committee (RSC) colleagues introduced the Save Democracy Act, which reforms and secures our federal election system. The bill focuses on the three key areas below.

Voter Registration:

  • Prohibits automatic voter registration for federal elections.
  • Requires voter citizenship verification to register to vote in federal elections.
  • Requires full Social Security Numbers (SSN) to register to vote in federal elections.
  • Requires federal courts to notify state election officials when an individual is excused from jury duty because they are not a citizen.

Casting of Ballots:

  • Prohibits states from sending out unrequested absentee ballots for federal elections.
  • Bars anyone other than the voter, a cohabitant, an election official, or the post office from submitting a ballot to a polling location during federal elections.
  • Prohibits the use of public ballot collection boxes in federal elections.
  • Requires that absentee ballots be received by the close of election day for federal elections.
  • Requires a voter to provide proof of I.D. for absentee voting and in-person voting in federal elections, creating equal treatment for all ballots.
  • Requires voters to produce a matching SSN printed on their ballot in federal elections. Additionally, requires election officials to cross-check the SSN on a ballot with the voter’s registration and submit such data to Congress.

Tabulation of Ballots:

  • Requires that at least two representatives of each Presidential campaign in a general election be permitted to observe polls and vote counting operations.
  • Requires mail-in or absentee ballots be counted and recorded immediately upon receipt, with no results disclosed until after the closure of polling places on the date of an election.
  • Requires that ballot counting, once begun, continue until completed—no delays or pauses.
  • Requires the audit of ballot tabulation systems within the 30-day period following a federal election.

Congressman Higgins issued the following statement:

“Congress must act to restore faith in our election systems. The Save Democracy Act would enact reforms that reduce potential voter fraud, prevent ballot harvesting schemes, and safeguard future elections. These are necessary steps to ensure fair election processes across all 50 of the sovereign states.”

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