SB 847 Modifies the law relating to the delivery and counting of absentee ballots for federal service members and absent service voters
Sponsor: Barnitz
LR Number: 4239S.01I Fiscal Note:
Committee: Financial and Governmental Organizations and Elections
Last Action: 1/28/2010 - Second Read and Referred S Financial and Governmental Organizations and Elections Committee Journal Page: S185
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2010

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SB 847 - Absentee ballots for persons in federal service shall be sent by facsimile or under a program approved by the United States Department of Defense for electronic transmission of election materials, when the ballot is sent to a location determined by the secretary of state to be inaccessible on election day.

Absentee ballots cast by absent uniformed services voters that are postmarked on or before election day and received by an election authority within 7 days of the election shall be counted.

This act is identical to HB 649 (2009).