The Ney-Hoyer Election Reform Bill
On December 12, 2001, the House of Representatives passed a weak election "reform" bill that would do too little to ensure that every vote counts. The Ney-Hoyer bill, H.R. 3295, fails to provide strong national voting standards, including voting systems that notify voters if they have voted for too few or too many candidates so they can correct their errors, and polling places and voting systems that are fully accessible to individuals with disabilities and those with limited English language proficiency. However, the bill does provide for state-wide computerized registration systems and includes a $2.65 billion grant program for voting improvements.