Secure Our Voting Machines Act

January 19, 2023

TOPLINE POINTS

  • Voting systems are designated as critical infrastructure by the Department of Homeland Security and should therefore be subject to strict regulation regarding component sourcing, manufacturing, and production. This act mandates that states do not use voting machines that contain any part or material sourced from producers of election infrastructure contracting or subcontracting with entities or businesses in countries designated as state sponsors of terrorism by the Department of State as well as the People’s Republic of China and the Russian Federation. This will ensure better security standards for U.S. critical infrastructure and help restore public trust in elections.


Section 1. {Short Title}

  1. This Act may be cited as the “Secure Our Voting Machines Act”.

Section 2. {Basic Elements of the Bill}

  1. This Act may be cited as the “Secure Our Voting Machines Act”.
  2. Section 301(a) of the Help America Vote Act of 2002 9 (52 U.S.C. 21081(a)) is amended by adding at the end\ “(7) VOTING MACHINE REQUIREMENTS.—By not later than the date of the regularly scheduled general election for Federal office occurring in November 2028, each state shall ensure that any voting machine used in such election and any subsequent election for federal office does not contain any part or material sourced from producers of election infrastructure contracting or subcontracting with entities or businesses in countries designated as state sponsors of terrorism by the Department of State as well as the People’s Republic of China and the Russian Federation.’’