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HJR 36 - Authorizes Early and Absentee Voting - Key Vote

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Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (22-14) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizes Early and Absentee Voting

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes early and absentee voting.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes the general assembly to provide voting opportunities for qualified voters who do not appear at the polling place on the day of an election (Sec. 1).
  • Requires the amendment to be presented to the electors at the general election, held on November 4, 2014 in the following language (Sec. 3):
    • “Shall the Constitution of the State be amended to remove restrictions concerning absentee ballots and to permit a person to vote without appearing at a polling place on the day of an election?”
  • Requires the presiding officers to count and declare in open meeting the votes at the election of state officers and members of the general assembly (Secs. 2-3).
Note:

NOTE: AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION REQUIRES EITHER A THREE-FOURTHS MAJORITY IN EACH CHAMBER OR A MAJORITY VOTE IN EACH CHAMBER IN TWO SUCCESSIVE SESSIONS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY. THE AMENDMENT MUST THEN BE APPROVED BY A MAJORITY VOTING IN THE NEXT ELECTION TO BECOME ENACTED.

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (90-49) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizes Early and Absentee Voting

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes early and absentee voting.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes the general assembly to provide voting opportunities for qualified voters who do not appear at the polling place on the day of an election (Sec. 1).
  • Requires the amendment to be presented to the electors at the general election, held on November 4, 2014 in the following language (Sec. 3):
    • “Shall the Constitution of the State be amended to remove restrictions concerning absentee ballots and to permit a person to vote without appearing at a polling place on the day of an election?”
  • Requires the presiding officers to count and declare in open meeting the votes at the election of state officers and members of the general assembly (Secs. 2-3).
Note:

NOTE: AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION REQUIRES EITHER A THREE-FOURTHS MAJORITY IN EACH CHAMBER OR A MAJORITY VOTE IN EACH CHAMBER IN TWO SUCCESSIVE SESSIONS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY. THE AMENDMENT MUST THEN BE APPROVED BY A MAJORITY VOTING IN THE NEXT ELECTION TO BECOME ENACTED.

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Authorizes Early and Absentee Voting

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