Allred Votes to Strengthen Election Security
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32), today voted for the Securing America’s Federal Elections (SAFE) Act of 2019. The bill provides comprehensive election security reform and grants to states to help secure America’s election infrastructure.
“After the unprecedented attack on our elections in 2016, we must work together to protect our elections from foreign interference,” said Allred. “This bill makes long overdue critical investments to modernize and secure American election systems. I urge my colleagues in both parties, as well as in the Senate, to put aside partisan politics and work together to protect the integrity of our elections.”
The SAFE Act provides $600 million in grant funding to the Election Assistance Commission to bolster and secure elections systems across the United States. The bill takes concrete steps to secure America’s elections by providing funding for states to replace outdated and vulnerable voting equipment, mandate paper ballot voting systems, risk-limiting post-election audits and contains strict cybersecurity requirements for election technology vendors and voting systems.
Additionally, Allred voted yesterday for the Financial Services and General Government funding bill, which included funding for election security grants as well as an increase in operations funding for the Election Assistance Commission.
Read a fact sheet regarding the SAFE Act here.