Larson Praises Efforts to Protect Voting Rights
Washington – Today Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01), Chairman of the Task Force on Election Reform, released the following statement on the introduction of the Election Assistance Commission Improvements Act of 2013 by Rep. Robert Brady, Ranking Member and other Democratic members of the Committee on House Administration:
"Far too many voters dealt with inexcusable issues and delays when trying to cast a ballot in our most recent elections," said Congressman Larson. "This act empowers all Americans to exercise their right to vote, reduces costs and increases transparency in our electoral system. I applaud Ranking Member Brady and other Democratic members of the Committee on House Administration for introducing this legislation and look forward to continuing my work to improve our electoral process."
The Election Assistance Commission Improvements Act of 2013 allows the EAC to continue their work protecting every American's right to vote and improves the ability of commissioners to track electoral issues. In addition, the act also aims to improve access to polling places for disabled voters and increases transparency by preventing manufacturers from paying for the audits of their own machines.