SB 708 Allows emergency workers to request, receive and submit absentee ballots in the event of a declared state of emergency
Sponsor: Sifton
LR Number: 5386S.01P Fiscal Note available
Committee: Financial and Governmental Organizations and Elections
Last Action: 5/16/2014 - H Calendar S Bills for Third Reading Journal Page:
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: Emergency clause
House Handler: Dugger

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Current Bill Summary

SB 708 - In the event of a state of emergency declared by a state or the federal government, election authorities shall provide absentee ballots and voting materials to emergency workers working in such an emergency by mail, fax, or electronic transmission as requested by the worker and accept ballots in their preferred form.

Such workers shall be eligible to request such ballots until 5:00 p.m. on the Monday prior to the election. Ballots must be received by the closing of the polls on election day in order to be counted.

This act contains an emergency clause.