SB 917
Modifies procedures for counting ballots
LR Number:
Last Action:
1/25/2024 - Second Read and Referred S Local Government and Elections Committee
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Effective Date:
January 1, 2025

Current Bill Summary

SB 917 - Current law permits and regulates the usage of automatic tabulating equipment, electronic voting machines, and voting machines in elections. This act repeals those provisions and, except as provided below, requires all ballots to be cast in paper form and hand-counted, as stipulated in law.

The act allows for the use of voting machines designed for accessibility by individuals with disabilities. Such machines shall comply with federal Help America Vote Act. Additionally, such machines shall print out a paper ballot showing distinguishing marks next to the voter's choices. The paper ballot printed out shall be identical to the paper ballot used in all other instances at the election.

The Secretary of State shall maintain a database containing the names of all individuals who are eligible to use a voting machine designed for accessibility. The database shall be updated as changes are made and every 30 days election authorities shall be given an updated list of registered voters in the jurisdiction of the election authority who are eligible to use such machines.

This act is identical to certain provisions in SB 98 (2023).



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