SB 710 Modifies laws relating to elections
Sponsor: Coleman
LR Number: 2591S.01I Fiscal Note:
Committee: Financial & Governmental Organizations and Elections
Last Action: 3/8/2007 - Second Read and Referred S Financial & Governmental Organizations and Elections Committee Journal Page: S518
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2007

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SB 710 - The act imposes penalties for engaging in certain acts relating to voter registration.

The act ensures that election authorities engage in advance testing of all of the automatic tabulating equipment. Members of the public may request to be present during testing. Ten percent of the automatic equipment must be publicly tested.

The act allows technical specialists employed by the election authority to be admitted to polling places. Those unlawfully admitted are guilty of a Class 4 election offense.

In addition to the automatic tabulating equipment, the voting machines that are part of that equipment must be tested after the count of the election is completed.

The act repeals a provision requiring the party emblem to be printed on ballots above the party caption.