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Ballot Access For Voters With Disabilities

Concerning allowing a voter with a disability who receives a ballot through an electronic voting device to return the ballot electronically.
2021 Regular Session
Elections & Redistricting
Bill Summary

Current law allows a voter with a disability to use an electronic voting device that produces a paper record to vote in a mail ballot election. If a voter receives a ballot through an electronic voting device, the voter is required to print the ballot to return it to the applicable election official. The bill allows a voter to either print the ballot or return the ballot by electronic transmission if printing the ballot is not feasible. Regardless of the method of return, the bill specifies that to be valid, a ballot must include a signed affidavit or a copy of an acceptable form of identification and must be received by the election official in the applicable jurisdiction before the close of polls on the day of the election.The bill also requires the secretary of state to establish an electronic transmission system through which a voter with a disability may request and return a ballot .

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


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