SB 609
Modifies provisions relating to election judges
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Last Action:
1/13/2010 - Second Read and Referred S Financial and Governmental Organizations and Elections Committee
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2010

Current Bill Summary

SB 609 - This act modifies provisions relating to election judges.

Election authorities may select election judges at random if they so choose.

Individuals selected as election judges shall be notified by mail at least 15 days before reporting.

Election authorities shall not provide lists of election judges or other workers until the completion of the election.

Election judges shall be registered voters within the jurisdiction of the election authority in which they serve.

Judges are compelled to serve for 2 year terms unless excused because of sickness or just cause as determined by the election authority. Those who fail to serve without excuse are guilty of a Class C misdemeanor. Those who fail to serve for their appointed term are guilty of a Class B misdemeanor.

Employers may reduce an employees pay for the corresponding hours missed for serving as an election judge, except for those appointed on the day of an election.

Employers who threaten to terminate a judge's employment, or coerce or threaten to coerce a judge are guilty of a Class B misdemeanor. Those who terminate employment, or reduce regular pay, overtime pay, sick leave, vacation time, or otherwise penalize an employee for serving as an election judge are guilty of a Class D felony.