DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Various election matters. Allows the election commission to allow use of an earlier version of an election or registration form if: (1) the earlier form complies with federal and state election law; (2) the earlier form will not be confusing to the user; and (3) use of the earlier form will prevent waste and unnecessary expense. Requires an applicant to provide the last four digits of the applicant's Social Security number on a voter registration form. Provides that various petitions must contain the birth date of each petitioner. Exempts a distribution of not more than 100 substantially similar fliers, handbills, or brochures from the disclaimer requirements for campaign materials. Changes the size of a precinct from 1,200 voters to 2,000 voters. Eliminates the requirement that a circuit court clerk identify the precinct on a ballot card's secrecy envelope. Eliminates the post-test requirement for an optical scan voting system. Changes the date by which a vacancy on a general or municipal ballot must be filled from August 1 to not later than 30 days after the primary election. Assigns the following study topics to the census data advisory committee: (1) Requiring municipal election calendars to conform to county, state, and federal elections. (2) The movement of municipal elections from odd-numbered years to even-numbered years.