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Senate Bill 0014

Senate Bill 0014

ARCHIVE (2005)

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DIGEST OF SB14 (Updated April 6, 2005 7:36 pm - DI 84)

Ballot form. Establishes a ballot form that lists candidates by office for optical scan and electronic voting systems. Adds circles to the types of figures permitted to indicate a vote cast on a ballot card. Revises the printed instructions for optical scan ballots to permit a voter to darken the circle, oval, or square indicating the candidate voted for. Specifies that "independent ticket" refers only to tickets for: (1) President and Vice President of the United States; or (2) governor and lieutenant governor. Revises the instructions for preparing: (1) an optical scan ballot card; or (2) an electronic voting system; that includes the offices of President and Vice President of the United States. Provides that references to punch card ballots expire December 31, 2005 (the use of punch card ballots is prohibited after that date). Removes references to: (1) ballot card and electronic voting systems in provisions that only apply to paper ballots; (2) lever voting machines; and (3) the use of punch card ballots for presidential elections. Requires that certain features of an electronic voting system concerning the verification or correction of a voter's ballot apply after December 31, 2005.
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