What: All Issues : Making Government Work for Everyone, Not Just the Rich or Powerful : Civil Rights : S 565. Election Reform/Vote to Enable Federal Employees to Volunteer at Polls on Election Day. (2002 senate Roll Call 33)
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S 565. Election Reform/Vote to Enable Federal Employees to Volunteer at Polls on Election Day.
senate Roll Call 33     Feb 14, 2002
Progressive Position:
Yea
Progressive Result:
Loss
Qualifies as polarizing?
Yes
Is this vote crucial?
Yes

This amendment was part of the debate surrounding the bill to overhaul the election system in the wake of the 2000 presidential election. The amendment, proposed by Lieberman (D-CT), would have allowed federal employees to use paid administrative leave to volunteer as nonpartisan poll workers in federal elections. Supporters, including Progressives, believed it was a way to better staff polling places and improve the accuracy of the count. The amendment failed, 46-49, with no Republican voting in favor.

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