Engrossed House Bill (S)

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Various election law matters. Provides for the election of alternate presidential electors to fill vacancies in the office of presidential electors. Requires a nominee for presidential elector or alternate presidential elector to file at the time of nomination or certification a pledge to vote for: (1) the presidential elector's or alternate presidential elector's party nominees for President of the United States and Vice President of the United States; or (2) if the presidential elector or alternate presidential elector is not nominated by a political party, the candidates for President and Vice President on whose behalf the presidential elector or alternate Various election law matters. Provides for the election of alternate presidential electors to fill vacancies in the office of presidential electors. Requires a nominee for presidential elector or alternate presidential elector to file at the time of nomination or certification a pledge to vote for: (1) the presidential elector's or alternate presidential elector's party nominees for President of the United States and Vice President of the United States; or (2) if the presidential elector or alternate presidential elector is not nominated by a political party, the candidates for President and Vice President on whose behalf the presidential elector or alternate presidential elector is nominated. Provides for replacing a presidential elector who refuses to vote or cast a ballot as the presidential elector has pledged. Establishes other procedures relating to casting Indiana's electoral votes. Amends statutes to conform language to the terminology used for presidential electors. (These provisions are based on the Uniform Faithful Presidential Electors Act.) Provides that if a candidate for president or vice president resigns or dies before the meeting of Indiana's electors, the pledge of the electors refers to the successor candidate for that office nominated by the political party in accordance with the party's rules. Provides that, beginning in 2019, the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) official shall conduct a residency confirmation and outreach procedure in odd-numbered years instead of even-numbered years (which is the requirement under current law). Provides that if a circuit court clerk denies certification of a petition of nomination filed by a candidate in person, the clerk shall notify the candidate in person of the denial of the certification. Makes a technical correction in a statute relating to poll takers that was amended during the 2016 session of the general assembly. ... View more