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House Bill 1266


House Bill 1266

ARCHIVE (2009)

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DIGEST OF HB1266 (Updated February 19, 2009 3:19 pm - DI 84)


Notice to voters regarding provisional ballots. Requires a precinct election officer, in the case of a voter who casts a provisional ballot, or an absentee voter board, in the case of a voter who casts an absentee ballot that is treated as a provisional ballot, to provide both orally and in writing an explanation of the steps the voter must take in order to have the voter's ballot counted. Requires the election commission to prescribe the form of the explanation. Requires the circuit court clerk of a county that conducts an election in which a voter casts a provisional ballot or an absentee ballot that is treated as a provisional ballot to notify the voter not later than three days after election day concerning: (1) the reasons that the voter's ballot is being treated as a provisional ballot; (2) what actions, if any, that the voter must take in order to have the voter's ballot counted; (3) the deadline by which the voter must act to have the voter's ballot counted; and (4) certain contact information that the provisional voter may use to find out about the provisional voter's ballot. Requires that the notice be sent by first class United States mail or given by another method that the circuit court clerk determines will provide actual notice to the voter. Requires the notice to be in a form prescribed by the election commission. Requires the county election board to provide a list of the name and addresses of all voters who cast a provisional ballot at an election to a candidate whose name was on the ballot or the county chairman of a political party in the county not later than 72 hours after the request. Requires the circuit court clerk and the secretary of state to compile and make public certain information about provisional voting.
Current Status:
 In Committee - 2nd House
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