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Senate Bill 0267


Senate Bill 0267

ARCHIVE (2001)

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DIGEST OF SB 267 (Updated April 4, 2001 12:06 PM - DI 75)


Statewide voter registration file; office of census data. Require an individual registering to vote to provide the individual's driver's license number or the individual's state issued identification card number. Require precinct election officials to request of each voter at the polls the voter's driver's license number, or the voter's state issued identification card number. Provide that a voter is not required to provide any of these identification numbers at the polls. Require the Indiana election division to make voter registration forms available on the Internet website maintained by the division so that the forms can be downloaded. Require the state department of health and the department of correction to make certain information concerning deceased voters and incarcerated individuals available to the election division electronically. Repeal obsolete sections of the voter registration statutes. Establishes the office of census data in the legislative services agency. Requires the office to: (1) provide advice in defining the boundaries of census blocks in Indiana; (2) assist in coordinating the state's efforts to obtain an accurate population count in each federal decennial census; (3) perform other duties relating to Indiana's participation in the decennial census; (4) provide assistance in the preparation and organization of decennial census data for use in congressional and state legislative redistricting; (5) work with political subdivisions following each decennial census to provide information and assistance concerning special censuses, special tabulations, and corrected population counts; (6) work with the election division, state agencies, and political subdivisions to maintain accurate information concerning the boundaries of precincts and political subdivisions; (7) provide technical assistance to counties, the election commission, and the election division to comply with Indiana law concerning precinct establishment; (8) maintain a geographic information system (GIS) that contains the boundaries of all precincts, legislative districts, and congressional districts; and (9) perform other census and mapping research as determined by the executive director of the legislative services agency or as required by the legislative council. Requires the election division to provide the office with certain information relating to precinct boundaries and election returns. Requires the election division and the office to cooperate to resolve any errors found in the GIS.
    Current Status:
     In Committee - 2nd House
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