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Senate Bill 0596


Senate Bill 0596

ARCHIVE (2005)

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL


Voting rights of felons; voter identification. Provides that a person convicted of a felony after June 30, 2005, is not eligible to register or vote until the person is no longer incarcerated, on parole, or under court supervision. Requires the county department, office, or agency supervising or responsible for the placement of a person convicted of a felony to notify the county voter registration office of the person's conviction and placement. Requires a voter, before voting at the polls, to show identification that contains the voter's photograph unless the voter executes an affidavit indicating the voter: (1) is indigent and unable to obtain a picture identification; or (2) has a religious objection to being photographed. Allows a voter who is otherwise unable or refuses to provide a picture identification to vote by provisional ballot. Repeals a superseded statute concerning procedures for admittance of a voter to the polls.
    Current Status:
     In Committee - first House
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