SB 437 Modifies provisions of law relating to voting machines for persons who are blind or visually-impaired
Sponsor: Holsman
LR Number: 1996S.01I Fiscal Notes
Committee: Local Government and Elections
Last Action: 2/23/2017 - Second Read and Referred S Local Government and Elections Committee Journal Page: S340
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Effective Date: August 28, 2017

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Current Bill Summary

SB 437 - 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 identical to SB 1068 (2016) and substantially similar to HB 520 (2017) and HB 1379 (2016).