After Being an Early Champion for Reform, Allred Votes For Sweeping Voting Rights and Anti-Corruption Bill

March 8, 2019
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32), today voted for passage of H.R. 1, the For the People Act. Allred is an original cosponsor of H.R. 1 and is a champion of provisions in the legislation including polling place transparency and same-day voter registration.  

“This is the strongest package of electoral and anti-corruption reforms in a generation, and this bill helps move the power back to the people so that the government is putting their interests first,” said Allred. “North Texans feel like their voices are drowned out by special interests. By reducing the influence of big money in politics and making voting as accessible as possible we are raising the voices of North Texans and people across America.”

Last year, prior to being elected, Allred urged House leadership to take up a campaign finance and electoral reform bill as one of the first orders of business in the new Congress.  

Allred provisions included in H.R. 1:

Allred is a cosponsor of the Same-Day Voter Registration Act, a measure led by Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) that would amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to require states to provide same-day voter registration for federal elections during early voting and on election day. Learn more about the bill here.

Allred also introduced the Know Your Polling Place Act. The bill would require that voters be notified of changes in their polling place and ensure accommodations be made to voters that show up at the wrong polling place.