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SB 949 - Allowing Absentee Voting For Any Reason - Key Vote

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Chap Petersen voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (24-14) - (Key vote)

Title: Allowing Absentee Voting For Any Reason

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes registered voters to vote absentee in person without providing a reason for doing so.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes any registered voter to vote absentee in person without having to provide any specified reason while retaining the existing list of specific reasons that a voter may cast an absentee ballot, but only applying it to those who cast their absentee ballot by mail (Sec. 1).
  • Requires absentee voters that will vote in person to provide the following information on the application (Sec. 1):
    • Printed name;
    • Last 4 digits of Social Security number;
    • A statement that they are registered in the county or city in which they are voting; and
    • Their residence address in that county or city.
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) (24-14) -

Title: Allowing Absentee Voting For Any Reason

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