SB 1082 Modifies the ballot requirements for elections
Sponsor: Days
LR Number: 4940S.01I Fiscal Note: 4940-01
Committee: Financial & Governmental Organizations and Elections
Last Action: 2/18/2008 - Hearing Conducted S Financial & Governmental Organizations and Elections Committee Journal Page:
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Effective Date: August 28, 2008

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SB 1082 - Under current law, the election authority in St. Charles County may provide 55 ballots for each 50 and fraction of 50 voters registered at the time of the election to each polling place. In all other jurisdictions, the election authority shall provide at least 1 1/3 times the number of ballots cast in the previous election of the same type.

This act requires all election authority to provide ballot cards for every general and primary election in the number of 1 1/3 times the number of voters who cast ballots in the previous election of the same type. Ballot cards do not include a paper cast vote record produced by a direct recording electronic unit.

All voters shall have the opportunity to vote a paper ballot and those ballots shall be counted. Notice shall be provided at polling places stating that paper ballots are available.

CHRIS HOGERTY