Measures in the massive bill, passed 220-210 Wednesday, include:
- A new program providing for public financing of federal elections, matching small-dollar donations 6 to 1.
- Creating nationwide automatic voter registration.
- Reducing the number of members on the Federal Election Commission from 6 to 5. Democrats say will allow the commission to do its job rather than be deadlocked, but Republicans say that would make the FEC a "partisan weapon."
- Require certain politically active groups, including 401(c)3 "dark money" nonprofit organizations, to disclose donors who give $10,000 or more, and expand the definition of election-related communication and reduce the influence of independent expenditure-only "super PACs," among other measures.
- Require states to allow any eligible voter to vote by mail in federal elections.
- Require states to allow any eligible voter to use ballot drop-boxes.
- Allows felons who have completed their incarceration to vote.