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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Satellite offices. Requires a county election board to establish one satellite office in a county for each 35,000 registered voters in the county during a year in which a general election is held. Limits the number of required satellite offices in each county to five. Provides that the county election board may adopt a resolution to establish the hours of the satellite offices and other provisions the board considers useful in operating the satellite offices. Provides that if the county election board does not adopt a resolution, the satellite offices must be open during the same hours that the circuit court clerk's office is open for casting absentee ballots. Requires the procedure for casting an absentee ballot at a satellite office to be substantially the same as the procedure for casting an absentee ballot in the office of the circuit court clerk. Provides for the state to reimburse a county's actual direct costs in the operation of the required satellite offices. Appropriates money from the state general fund to pay for reimbursement of the county costs. Makes technical changes.