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Introduced House Bill (H)

DIGEST

Processing absentee ballots. Provides that absentee ballots may be scanned, but not tabulated, before election day. Provides that a person who knowingly provides any other person with information concerning the number of votes a candidate received for an office or cast to approve or reject a public question on absentee ballots under the statute permitting scanning of absentee ballots before the closing of the polls commits a Level 6 felony. Provides that every county may use machines instead of absentee ballot counters to open absentee ballot envelopes. (Currently such use of machines is permitted only in Marion County.) Processing absentee ballots. Provides that absentee ballots may be scanned, but not tabulated, before election day. Provides that a person who knowingly provides any other person with information concerning the number of votes a candidate received for an office or cast to approve or reject a public question on absentee ballots under the statute permitting scanning of absentee ballots before the closing of the polls commits a Level 6 felony. Provides that every county may use machines instead of absentee ballot counters to open absentee ballot envelopes. (Currently such use of machines is permitted only in Marion County.)