SB 378
Modifies provisions relating to the use of paper ballots in public elections
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Last Action:
3/31/2021 - Voted Do Pass S Local Government and Elections Committee
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2021

Current Bill Summary

SB 378 - This act designates the paper ballot as the official ballot. Specifically, all electronic voting systems are required to 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. Additionally, the use of remaining direct-record electronic voting machines shall be phased out upon mechanical failure.

This act is substantially similar to provisions in SCS/HS/HCS/HB 738 (2021), HCS/HB 842 (2021), HCS/HB 925 (2021), provisions in SB 113 (2019), HB 543 (2019), SCS/HB 2208 (2018), SB 1067 (2018), SB 399 (2015), and SCS/SB 623 (2014) and similar to SCS/SB 375 (2013), SB 542 (2012), SB 418 (2011), and HB 1490 (2010).



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