The White House, President George W. Bush Click to print this document

For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
October 16, 2002

Statement by the President

The right to vote is the foundation of our democracy. I commend the House and Senate for passing legislation to improve our election process. The legislation is consistent with the principles outlined by the bipartisan Ford-Carter Commission that respect the primacy of state and local governments, and envision a limited, but responsible role for the federal government. I look forward to signing these important election reforms into law.

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