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A 2451 - Vote by Mail - Key Vote

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Legislation - Became Law Without Governor's Signature (Executive) -

Title: Vote by Mail

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (45-29) - (Key vote)

Title: Vote by Mail

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that loosens restrictions on the ability of voters to vote by mail-in ballot.

Highlights:
-Allows a qualified voter to vote using a mail-in ballot in any election held in the State (Sec. 3). -Specifies that a voter must apply to the county clerk in writing before at least 7 days before the election, or in person by 3pm on the day before an election (Sec. 3). -Requires that voters be able to request on their application for a mail-in ballot that they would like to receive a mail-in ballot for all future elections or for all elections in that calendar year (Sec. 3). -Allows a qualified voter to apply for and obtain a mail-in ballot by authorized messenger, who shall be so designated over the signature of the voter (Sec. 4). -Prohibits an individual from acting as an authorized messenger for more than 10 voters in any given election (Sec. 4). -Prohibits an individual who is a candidate in the election for which the voter has requested a mail-in ballot from acting as an authorized messenger or bearer (Sec. 4). -Requires the Secretary of State to handle the dissemination of information regarding mail-in ballot procedures (Sec. 6). -Requires the county clerk to compare the voter's signature on the mail-in ballot with the voter's signature in the Statewide voter registration system and only accept ballots with matching signatures (Sec. 8). -Provides that a person who knowingly commits election fraud shall be subject to disenfranchisement, along with any other penalties authorized by law (Sec. 28). -Takes effect on July 1st, 2009 (Sec. 38).
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

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

Title: Vote by Mail

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that loosens restrictions on the ability of voters to vote by mail-in ballot.

Highlights:
-Allows a qualified voter to vote using a mail-in ballot in any election held in the State (Sec. 3). -Specifies that a voter must apply to the county clerk in writing before at least 7 days before the election, or in person by 3pm on the day before an election (Sec. 3). -Requires that voters be able to request on their application for a mail-in ballot that they would like to receive a mail-in ballot for all future elections or for all elections in that calendar year (Sec. 3). -Allows a qualified voter to apply for and obtain a mail-in ballot by authorized messenger, who shall be so designated over the signature of the voter (Sec. 4). -Prohibits an individual from acting as an authorized messenger for more than 10 voters in any given election (Sec. 4). -Prohibits an individual who is a candidate in the election for which the voter has requested a mail-in ballot from acting as an authorized messenger or bearer (Sec. 4). -Requires the Secretary of State to handle the dissemination of information regarding mail-in ballot procedures (Sec. 6). -Requires the county clerk to compare the voter's signature on the mail-in ballot with the voter's signature in the Statewide voter registration system and only accept ballots with matching signatures (Sec. 8). -Provides that a person who knowingly commits election fraud shall be subject to disenfranchisement, along with any other penalties authorized by law (Sec. 28). -Takes effect on July 1st, 2009 (Sec. 38).
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (50-30) -
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Vote by Mail

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