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Election Reform Payments

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005

Administered by:

US Federal Government Agency (see all agencies)
General Services Administration
CFDA #: 39.011

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Section 101 Requires State to use the payment to carry out one or more of the activities listed: Complying with the requirements of Title III of the Act; Improving the administration of elections for Federal office; Educating voters concerning voting procedures, voting rights, and voting technology; Training election officials, poll workers, and election volunteers; Developing the State plan for requirements payments to be submitted under Part 1 of Subtitle D of Title II (Sections 251-257) of the Act; Improving, acquiring, leasing, modifying, or replacing voting systems and technology and methods for the casting and counting of votes; Improving the accessibility and quantity of polling places, including providing physical access for individuals with disabilities, providing non-visual access for individuals with visual impairments, and providing assistance to Native Americans, Alaska Native citizens, and to individuals with limited proficiency in the English language; and/or Establishing a toll-free telephone hotline that voters may use to report possible voting fraud and voting rights violations, to obtain general election information, and to access detailed automated information on their own voter registration status, specified polling place locations, and other relevant information. Section 102 requires State to use the funding (either directly or as a reimbursement for costs incurred on or after January 1, 2001) to replace punch card voting systems or lever voting systems in precincts within that State that used such systems in the November 2000 election (?qualifying precincts?). A State that receives funding for this program must ensure that all of the punch card voting systems or lever systems in the qualifying precincts within that State will be replaced in time for the regularly scheduled general election for Federal office to be held in November 2004 (unless a waiver is obtained under Section 102(a)(3)(B)). A State is eligible to receive a payment under this program if it submits to the Administrator by April 29, 2003, an application that contains the following: Certifications that the State will use the payment to replace punch card voting systems or lever voting systems in the qualifying precincts within the State by January 1, 2004; Certifications that the State will continue to comply with current voting laws stated in Section 906; Certifications that the replacement voting systems will meet the requirements of Title III, Section 301; The number of qualifying precincts in the State; and other information and certifications as the Administrator may require which are necessary for the administration of the program.