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The House Oversight Committee is set to hold a hearing next week focused on local election laws in Washington, D.C., marking the panel’s latest attempt to scrutinize the city’s affairs as part of its efforts to rein in its limited autonomy.
Republicans announced the hearing on Friday, titling it “American Confidence in Elections: The Path to Election Integrity in the District of Columbia.” The meeting is set to examine election integrity in the district through the lens of measures laid out in the American Confidence in Elections Act, a bill that was introduced in the last Congress that includes a provision to completely overhaul the city’s election laws.
“Congress needs to get serious about election integrity and implement a comprehensive plan to restore confidence in America’s electoral process,” Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY) said in a statement. “The American Confidence in Elections (ACE) Act is landmark legislation set to build voter confidence, equip states, protect Americans’ political speech, and ensure overdue election integrity measures for the District of Columbia.”
Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL), who is no longer in office, initially introduced the ACE Act. The act would implement various restrictions over how Washington officials administered elections. Restrictions would include requiring identification at polling locations, prohibiting same-day voter registration, restrictions on the use of ballot drop boxes, and required voter identification when applying for an absentee ballot.
Noncitizens would also be banned from voting in local elections, overruling a law passed by the D.C. Council last year.
Under the Home Rule Act, Washington is permitted to operate as an independent city government, however, all laws are subject to congressional approval prior to enactment.
The House Oversight Committee is set to hold a hearing next week focused on local election laws in Washington, DC, marking the panel’s latest attempt to scrutinize the city’s affairs as part of its efforts to rein in its limited autonomy.https://t.co/9jit6iJrJp
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) June 3, 2023
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