Senate Bill 0403
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DIGEST OF SB403 (Updated February 4, 2002 5:24 PM - DI 84)
Registration and voting. Provides that certain voters may cast a provisional ballot. Permits a county election board to eliminate certain precinct election offices under certain circumstances. Permits individuals who are between 16 and 18 years of age to serve as poll clerks and election sheriffs under certain circumstances. Provides that any voter may vote by absentee ballot in the office of the circuit court clerk. Provides for submission of absentee votes by fax transmission by certain voters under certain circumstances. Makes other changes relating to casting absentee ballots. Provides that a county election board may establish the number of voters a precinct may contain that permits the precinct to have its polls located at the same location as another precinct. Requires the attorney general to establish a toll free telephone number to receive complaints regarding violations of Indiana election law. Adds the investigative powers of a prosecuting attorney, including the power to issue subpoenas and civil investigative demands, to the attorney general's powers to investigate complaints of violations of Indiana election law. Authorizes the election commission to reimburse the attorney general for the full cost of investigations of complaints of violations of Indiana election law. Provides for late registration of absent uniformed services voters under certain circumstances. Eliminates the requirement that a discharge be "honorable" in order for a returning uniformed services voter to register and vote after the voter registration period ends. Requires the county election board to send confirmation to all absent uniformed services voters that the voter's absentee ballot was received. Repeals superseded statutes relating to: (1) registration of absent uniformed services voters and overseas voters; and (2) counting absentee ballots at a central location.
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