SB 542
Establishes a paper ballot as the official ballot
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Last Action:
2/13/2012 - Motion to vote bill do pass failed S Financial and Governmental Organizations and Elections Committee
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2012

Current Bill Summary

SB 542 - Current law requires electronic voting systems to permit voters to vote by use of a single punch or mark for candidates of one party or group for president and vice president. This act removes this provision.

The act requires that all electronic voting systems produce results from paper ballots marked by hand, or in the case of disabled voters who need assistance, from paper ballots marked by a paper ballot marking device designed to assist such voters.

The use of remaining direct-record electronic voting machines shall be phased out upon mechanical failure and finally by January 1, 2014, and paper ballot marking devices shall be used to assist disabled voters.

This act is similar to HB 1490 (2010), and SB 418 (2011).