SB 266
Modifies process for rejecting absentee ballots
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Last Action:
2/4/2021 - Second Read and Referred S Local Government and Elections Committee
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2021

Current Bill Summary

SB 266 - Under current law, if the statements on any absentee ballot envelope have not been completed, the ballot must be rejected. This act further stipulates that a ballot shall be rejected if the:

· Voter has failed to sign the oath;

· Signature on the envelope does not appear to be valid;

· Oath has failed to be verified;

· Absentee ballot has been rejected for any other reason provided by law; or

· Voter is otherwise found disqualified to vote.

If one of the foregoing has been found by the election authority then the ballot shall be rejected and the election authority shall write "REJECTED" on the face of the envelope and give the reason.

The election authority must promptly notify any voter if his or her absentee ballot has been rejected and the deadline and procedures for curing the defect for which the ballot was rejected.



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