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House Bill 1808


House Bill 1808

ARCHIVE (2007)

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DIGEST OF HB1808 (Updated February 27, 2007 4:48 pm - DI 84)


Voting systems. Permits a voter who is qualified to vote in person to vote by absentee ballot. Removes all other qualifications for a voter to vote by absentee ballot except for a voter with disabilities who is unable to make a voting mark on the ballot or sign the absentee ballot secrecy envelope. (Such a disabled voter is currently required to vote before an absentee voter board.) Requires that a voting system purchased, leased, or lease purchased after April 30, 2007 must permit a voter to examine the paper record of the voter's votes to verify the voter's votes. Requires an audit of certain elections held during a general election to hand count certain statistical samples of votes cast during the election. Requires all elections be conducted by mail beginning with elections in 2012. Provides that certain actions relating to vote fraud committed after December 31, 2011 are Class C felonies. Provides that a person convicted of any of these vote fraud crimes may be fined not more than $125,000. Establishes the vote by mail transition advisory committee to study the transition to a vote by mail system and propose necessary legislation to accomplish the transition. Provides for the expiration of several chapters of the election code that will be obsolete under a vote by mail system.
Current Status:
 In Committee - 2nd House
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