SB 149
Modifies law relating to rejected absentee ballots
LR Number:
Last Action:
1/26/2023 - Second Read and Referred S Local Government and Elections Committee
Journal Page:
Effective Date:
August 28, 2023

Current Bill Summary

SB 149 - Under current law, if the statements on any absentee ballot envelope have not been completed, the ballot must be rejected. This act stipulates that a ballot shall also 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.

This act is identical to HB 864 (2023), SB 900 (2022), and SB 266 (2021) and similar to SB 210 (2023) and HB 1184 (2023).



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