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SB 803 - Requires Proof of Citizenship to Vote - Key Vote

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Legislation - Vetoed (Executive) -

Title: Requires Proof of Citizenship to Vote

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (26-11) - (Key vote)

Title: Requires Proof of Citizenship to Vote

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with House amendments and pass a bill that requires a voter to submit an application affirming he or she is a U.S citizen prior to being issued a ballot, effective August 15, 2012.

Highlights:
  • Requires a voter to certify he or she is a U.S. citizen prior to being issued a ballot by completing an application that includes the following:
    • Name;
    • Address of residence;
    • Date of birth;
    • An affirmative statement indicating that he or she is a citizen of the U.S.; and
    • A signature.
  • Requires a voter to affirm under oath that he or she is a citizen prior to being issued a ballot if that voter did not state on the application that he or she is a U.S. citizen.
  • Prohibits issuing a ballot to an individual who refuses to state that he or she is a U.S. citizen.
  • Requires an absent voter ballot application to contain a question asking if the voter is a U.S. citizen.
  • Specifies that an absentee ballot will not be counted unless the absentee voter has confirmed on their absent voter ballot application that he or she is a U.S. citizen.
  • Authorizes a court, in the case of a contested election, to count an absentee ballot submitted by a voter who did not answer the citizenship question on the voter ballot application, but was a U.S. citizen at the time of the election.
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (67-43) - (Key vote)

Title: Requires Proof of Citizenship to Vote

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires a voter to submit an application affirming he or she is a U.S citizen prior to being issued a ballot, effective August 15, 2012.

Highlights:
  • Requires a voter to certify he or she is a U.S. citizen prior to being issued a ballot by completing an application that includes the following:
    • Name;
    • Address of residence;
    • Date of birth;
    • An affirmative statement indicating that he or she is a citizen of the U.S.; and
    • A signature.
  • Requires a voter to affirm under oath that he or she is a citizen prior to being issued a ballot if that voter did not state on the application that he or she is a U.S. citizen.
  • Prohibits issuing a ballot to an individual who refuses to state that he or she is a U.S. citizen.
  • Requires an absent voter ballot application to contain a question asking if the voter is a U.S. citizen.
  • Specifies that an absentee ballot will not be counted unless the absentee voter has confirmed on their absent voter ballot application that he or she is a U.S. citizen.
  • Authorizes a court, in the case of a contested election, to count an absentee ballot submitted by a voter who did not answer the citizenship question on the voter ballot application, but was a U.S. citizen at the time of the election.
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (30-8) -
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Requires Proof of Citizenship to Vote

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