HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

1759

TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE, 2014

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

relating to voter identification.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


SECTION 1. Section 11-136, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"11-136 Poll book, identification, voting. (a) Every person upon applying to vote shall sign the person's name in the poll book prepared for that purpose. This requirement may be waived by the chairperson of the precinct officials if for reasons of illiteracy or blindness or other physical disability the voter is unable to write. Every person shall provide identification if so requested by a precinct official. A poll book shall not contain the social security number of any person.

After signing the poll book and receiving the voter's ballot, the voter shall proceed to the voting booth to vote according to the voting system in use in the voter's precinct. The precinct official may, and upon request shall, explain to the voter the mode of voting.

(b) No later than August 1, 2014, the office of elections shall post on the front page of its website a direct link to a concise description of the voter identification provision of subsection (a) and the valid types of voter identification set forth in subsection (c).

(c) For the purposes of this section, the term "identification" means government issued photo identification or a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or government document displaying the voter's name and address, or any other form of identification deemed valid in accordance with rules that the chief election officer may adopt pursuant to section 11-2(e) or 11-4."

SECTION 2. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 3. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

_____________________________

 

 


 


 

Report Title:

Elections; Voter Identification

 

Description:

Specifies the valid types of voter identification that may be presented at election polling places. Requires the office of elections to post on the front page of its website a direct link to information regarding the valid types of voter identification.

 

 

 

The summary description of legislation appearing on this page is for informational purposes only and is not legislation or evidence of legislative intent.