(Pub. L. 107–252, title II, § 241,Oct. 29, 2002, 116 Stat. 1686.)
Election Data Collection Grants
Pub. L. 110–161
, div. D, title V, § 501,Dec. 26, 2007, 121 Stat. 1997
, provided that:
“(a) Election Data Collection Grants.—Not later than March 30, 2008, the Election Assistance Commission (in this section referred to as the ‘Commission’) shall establish an election data collection grant program (in this section referred to as the ‘program’) to provide a grant of $2,000,000 to 5 eligible States to improve the collection of data relating to the regularly scheduled general election for Federal office held in November 2008. For purposes of this section, the term ‘State’ has the meaning given such term in section 901 of the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (42
“(b) Eligibility.—A State is eligible to receive a grant under the program if it submits to the Commission, at such time and in such form as the Commission may require, an application containing the following information and assurances:
“(1) A plan for the use of the funds provided by the grant which will expand and improve the collection of the election data described in subsection (a) at the precinct level and will provide for the collection of such data in a common electronic format (as determined by the Commission).
“(2) An assurance that the State will comply with all requests made by the Commission for the compilation and submission of the data.
“(3) An assurance that the State will provide the Commission with such information as the Commission may require to prepare and submit the report described in subsection (d).
“(4) Such other information and assurances as the Commission may require.
“(c) Timing of Grants; Availability.—
“(1) Timing.—The Commission shall award grants under the program to eligible States not later than 60 days after the date on which the Commission establishes the program.
“(2) Availability of funds.—Amounts provided by a grant under the program shall remain available without fiscal year limitation until expended.
“(d) Report to Congress.—
“(1) Report.—Not later than June 30, 2009, the Commission, in consultation with the States receiving grants under the program and the Election Assistance Commission Board of Advisors, shall submit a report to Congress on the impact of the program on the collection of the election data described in subsection (a).
“(2) Recommendations.—The Commission shall include in the report submitted under paragraph (1) such recommendations as the Commission considers appropriate to improve the collection of data relating to regularly scheduled general elections for Federal office in all States, including recommendations for changes in Federal law or regulations and the Commission’s estimate of the amount of funding necessary to carry out such changes.”