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Senate Bill 0014


Senate Bill 0014

ARCHIVE (2009)

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DIGEST OF SB14 (Updated April 6, 2009 4:09 pm - DI 84)


Accessibility of voting locations. Requires that all locations where a voter is entitled to cast in person an absentee ballot before election day meet the same accessibility requirements that apply to a polling place for a precinct. Provides that if the office of the circuit court clerk is unable to comply with this requirement even by implementing temporary measures, the office of the circuit court clerk is not required to comply with this requirement before January 1, 2019. Provides that a voter casting an absentee ballot before an absentee voter board in the office of the circuit court clerk or at a satellite office is entitled to receive assistance in casting a ballot if the voter is a voter with disabilities or is unable to read or write English. Establishes a procedure at the time for closing the polls or an office where voting is occurring to identify the voters who are voting or waiting to vote and to permit those voters to finish the process of voting. Provides that absentee voting in the clerk's office or at a satellite office may not be closed before the time designated for the end of voting to occur. Provides that a county election board may count absentee ballots cast at the clerk's office or at a satellite office on a direct record electronic voting system at a central location instead of sending those ballots to the precinct for counting. Requires a county election board that counts absentee ballots in this manner to adjust precinct vote totals to reflect the counting of these absentee ballots. Provides that a county that counts these absentee ballots in this fashion is not required to count other absentee ballots at a central location.
    Current Status:
     In Conference Committee
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