SS/SB 812 - This act modifies various provisions relating to elections.
ELECTRONIC TRANSFER OF VOTER REGISTRATION
(Sections 115.151, 115.160, and 115.960)
This act requires the use of electronic voter registration application forms by the Director of Revenue. The Director must additionally provide for the secure electronic transfer of voter registration information to election authorities in the manner described in the act. Election authorities are required to accept and process such records. All voter registration information sent electronically to the election authorities shall be printed out by the election authorities and retained for a period of at least two years.
The act requires voter registration application forms to be transmitted to the appropriate election authority not later than 3, rather than 5, business days after the form is completed by the applicant.
Any person who, at the time of a transaction with the Division of Motor Vehicle and Drivers Licensing, provides a document that establishes non-citizenship shall not be offered the opportunity to register to vote as part of the transaction.
The act repeals a provision that requires the SOS to maintain a system for accepting voter registration applications electronically.
This act is identical to a provision in SCS/SB 654 (2022) and substantially similar to SB 887 (2022), SB 587 (2021), certain provisions in HCS/SS/SB 46 (2021), certain provisions in HCS/SS/SCS/SB 4 (2021), and certain provisions in HCS/SB 38 (2021), HB 372 (2021), and certain provisions in HS/HCS/HB 738 (2021).
MAIL-IN BALLOTS AND ABSENTEE VOTING DUE TO COVID-19
(Sections 115.277 to 115.302)
Expired provisions are repealed relating to the use of mail-in ballots for the 2020 general election and absentee voting during the 2020 general election for voters who have contracted COVID-19 or who are at risk of contracting or transmitting COVID-19.
These provisions are identical to certain provisions in SCS/SB 654 (2022).
BALLOT SUMMARIES FOR CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS PROPOSED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Under this act, if the General Assembly adopts a joint resolution proposing a constitutional amendment or statutory measure to be referred to the people that includes an official summary statement, the statement shall appear on the ballot, and no court shall have the authority to rewrite or edit the summary statement or ballot language.
This act is identical to the perfected HB 850 (2021).