SOTO-DELGADO-BOLAND-COLVIN-YARBROUGH AND HOWARD.
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Election Code. Requires that the State Board of
Elections adopt, and election authorities implement, rules for the
casting and counting of provisional ballots by persons whose valid
voter registration cannot be verified at the polling place on election
day. Establishes standards for attempting to verify registration
before the ballot is cast and standards for verifying registration
before the ballot is counted. Requires that a person whose provisional
ballot is not counted because he or she lacks valid registration must
be notified of the steps necessary to properly register.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Election
Code. Reinserts the provisions of the bill with the following changes:
requires that after provisional ballots are cast, (i) election
authorities must review provisional ballot applications and make
timely and good faith efforts to include verified and validated
provisional ballots within abstracts and canvasses of votes and (ii)
officials shall complete abstracts of votes within 14 days after the
Last action on Bill: THIRD READING/STANDARD DEBATE/LOST 042-067-004
Last action date: APR-05-2002
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 1 SENATE - 0
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