Senate Bill 0565
DIGEST OF SB565 (Updated March 7, 2001 3:03 PM - DI 84)
Various election law changes. Establishes a procedure for a member of a county election board file a protest with the state election commission concerning an election ballot that the member reasonably believes does not comply with the requirements of IC 3-11-2 or is otherwise not in the form required by law. Requires that nominees be listed on a general election ballot in type with uniform capital letters and with uniform space between each name. Permits the county executive to locate the polls for a precinct in an adjoining precinct, using the precinct election board of the adjoining precinct, if the county election board, by unanimous vote, determines that there are not enough active voters in the precinct to require a separate precinct election board. Requires the governor to make appointments to certain vacant state and judicial offices not later than 60 days after the governor receives certification that the vacancy exists. Requires a gubernatorial appointee to a vacancy to take office not later than sixty days after the date of appointment. Repeals a requirement that a county having a population of more than 125,000 have a board of voter registration. Permits the county executive of a county having a population of more than 125,000 to adopt an order to establish a board of voter registration.
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