This bill — known as the Students VOTE Act — would direct the Election Assistance Commission to carry out a pilot program that provides funds to local educational agencies to provide voter registration information to high school seniors before they graduate. Local educational agencies would have to apply to receive funds by providing a description of the initiatives they’ll undertake, estimate the associated costs, and provide other information and assurances as needed. They would also be required to consult with state and local officials who are responsible for administering elections.
Within 90 days of receiving funds, grant recipients would have to provide the Commission with report describing the use of funds and analyzing their effectiveness. Within 60 days after receiving its final report from a local educational agency, the Commission would be required to submit a report to Congress about the pilot program. While this bill doesn’t actually provide funding for the grants, it does authorize the appropriation of such funding.