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Report Title: Elections; Voting; Elections by Mail; Absentee Voting; Postponed Elections and Election Results; Election Expenses; Appropriation
Description: Requires the office of elections: (1) beginning with the primary election in 2018, to implement election by mail in a county with a population of fewer than 100,000; and (2) beginning with the 2020 primary election, implement election by mail in each of the other counties for all elections. Establishes an elections by mail system, including requirements for ballots, replacement ballots, deficient return of ballots, ballot counting, voter service centers, places of deposit, and election expenses and responsibilities. Establishes procedures for postponed elections. Makes conforming amendments to provide for an elections by mail system. Clarifies that election by mail voters can request that their ballots be temporarily forwarded to another address in or outside of the State for a single election or a primary or special primary election and the election immediately following it. Appropriates funds for the implementation and administration of the elections by mail program. Requires the office of elections to submit annual reports to the legislature from 2018 to 2023 regarding implementing the elections by mail program.
Package: None
Current Referral: JUD, FIN

Sort by Date Status Text
1/24/2017HPending introduction.
1/25/2017HPass First Reading
1/30/2017HReferred to JUD, FIN, referral sheet 6

S = Senate | H = House | D = Data Systems | $ = Appropriation measure | ConAm = Constitutional Amendment

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