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House Bill 1634


House Bill 1634

ARCHIVE (2007)

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL


Various election law matters. Requires the county election board, rather than each precinct inspector, to furnish meals to precinct election officers. Advances by one week the period during which candidacy documents must be filed. Changes other dates related to filing candidacy documents. Requires that school board members selected by election must be elected at general elections. Authorizes any precinct election officer to challenge a voter for any reason that a member of the precinct election board may challenge the voter. Removes a requirement that certain instructions and notices used at the polls must be printed in braille. Requires a county to establish polling places in public buildings before establishing polling places in other locations. Provides that school instructional days may not be conducted on election days. Permits all absentee ballot envelopes and related voter applications that will be sent to the same precinct to be enclosed in the same carrier envelope. Extends the period during which absentee voter boards may visit confined voters by one week. Makes the beginning date of absentee voting in the clerk's office or a satellite office one day later than under current law. Permits a county election board to authorize casting absentee ballots only at satellite offices rather than at satellite offices and the clerk's office. Permits a county election board to authorize the use of electronic voting systems for casting absentee ballots before absentee voting boards. Provides that if a municipality is located in more than one county, the residents of the municipality who also are residents of a county designated as a vote
Current Status:
 In Committee - first House
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