|SB 0583||Pilot Voter Information Project For Certain Elections|
|LR Number:||L2383.01I||Fiscal Note:||2383-01|
|Committee:||Elections, Pensions and Veterans' Affairs|
|Last Action:||01/17/96 - Hearing Conducted S Elections, Pensions & Veterans' Affair|
|Effective Date:||August 28, 1996|
SB 583 - The act requires the Secretary of State to select four test areas for a voter information project for the November 1996 general election and the April 1997 election. Registered voters in the test areas will be mailed a sample ballot two weeks before the election. The Secretary of State may provide election authorities with prepaid postcards to be delivered with the sample ballots. The election authority may include an application for absentee ballot with the sample ballots. The Secretary of State will assess the effect of mailed ballots on voter knowledge and turnout and shall submit a report to the Governor and the General Assembly before December 31, 1997. Any rules promulgated under this act shall not be effective until they comply with the provisions of section 536.024, RSMo (subject to approval of the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules).
This act is similar to SB 192 (1995).