Bill Status of HB0996 103rd General Assembly
Short Description: POLLING PLACE ASSISTANCE
Rep. Sue Scherer - Jenn Ladisch Douglass - Matt Hanson
|Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Election Code. Provides that, before the 2024 general primary election, each election authority shall designate at least one telephone number that can be used by a person with a disability, a person with an infant, or a person who is age 80 or older to call and request that voting assistance be provided in the polling place's parking lot or parking spaces (in-vehicle assisted voting) and that can also be used by any person to report an individual who is acting in an intimidating or unlawful manner inside or outside of the polling place. Provides that the election authority may also designate a SMS text message number that may be used for the same purposes. Includes provisions relating to posting of the telephone number and SMS text message number at each polling place and on a voter registration card. Provides that, before the 2024 general primary election, each election authority must establish procedures for in-vehicle assisted voting on election day. Includes details on implementation of the in-vehicle assisted voting. Provides that the State Board of Elections may adopt rules to implement the provisions, and provides that the State Board of Elections shall create an affidavit for use by persons using in-vehicle assisted voting. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.