SB 375 Establishes the paper ballot as the official ballot and requires audits before election certification
Sponsor: Nieves
LR Number: 1818S.03C Fiscal Note available
Committee: Financial and Governmental Organizations and Elections
Last Action: 5/17/2013 - S Formal Calendar S Bills for Perfection--SB 375-Nieves, with SCS Journal Page:
Title: SCS SB 375 Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2013

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Current Bill Summary


SCS/SB 375 - This 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.

Elections shall not be certified until an audit is performed.

Currently, ballots and various materials relating to an election are required to be kept for 12 months and are only open to a legislative body or a grand jury. This act changes that time period to 22 months.

This act is similar to HB 1490 (2010), SB 418 (2011), SB 542 (2012).

CHRIS HOGERTY