HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

855

TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE, 2013

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO ELECTIONS BY MAIL.

 

 

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

 


SECTION 1. Section 11-91.5, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"[[]11-91.5[]] Federal, state, and county elections by mail. (a) Any federal, state, or county election [held other than on the date of a regularly scheduled primary or general election] may be conducted in whole or in part by mail. The chief election officer shall be authorized to designate specific precincts or counties whose elections will be conducted by mail, in whole or in part.

(b) The chief election officer shall determine whether a federal [or state election, other than a regularly scheduled primary or general] election, state election, or an election involving state and county offices, may be conducted by mail [or at], at polling places, or a combination of mail and polling places.

(c) The county clerk shall determine whether a solely county election, held other than on the date of a regularly scheduled primary or general election, may be conducted by mail [or at], at polling places, or a combination of mail and polling places. An election by mail in the county shall be under the supervision of the county clerk.

(d) The chief election officer shall adopt rules pursuant to chapter 91 to provide for uniformity in the conduct of federal, state, and county elections by mail."

SECTION 2. There is appropriated out of the general revenues of the State of Hawaii the sum of $ or so much thereof as may be necessary for fiscal year 2013-2014 and the same sum or so much thereof as may be necessary for fiscal year 2014-2015 to research and plan an election by mail system.

The sums appropriated shall be expended by the office of elections for the purposes of this Act.

SECTION 3. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 4. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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BY REQUEST


 


 

Report Title:

Elections by Mail; Appropriation

 

Description:

Authorizes the conducting of elections, in whole or in part, by mail. Appropriates funds.

 

 

 

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