SB 1068 Modifies provisions of law relating to voting machines for persons who are blind or visually-impaired
Sponsor: Holsman Co-Sponsor(s)
LR Number: 6558S.01I Fiscal Notes
Committee: Financial and Governmental Organizations and Elections
Last Action: 3/7/2016 - Hearing Conducted S Financial and Governmental Organizations and Elections Committee Journal Page:
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Effective Date: August 28, 2016

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Current Bill Summary

SB 1068 - Under this act, election authorities are required to make at least one voting machine available at each polling place for use by blind or visually-impaired persons. Costs for the use and maintenance of such machines shall be paid by the state, subject to appropriation.

The act also permits any person to vote using a voting machine, regardless of whether or not he or she is blind or visually-impaired. Blind and visually-impaired voters may also continue to vote by absentee ballot.

This act is substantially similar to HB 1379 (2016).