92nd General Assembly
Summary of HB4898
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ELEC-PROVISIONAL BALLOTS                                                   

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the Election  Code.  Requires  that  the  State  Board  of      
   Elections  adopt,  and  election  authorities implement, rules for the      
   casting and counting of provisional ballots  by  persons  whose  valid      
   voter registration cannot be verified at the polling place on election      
   day.  Establishes  standards  for  attempting  to  verify registration      
   before the ballot is cast and  standards  for  verifying  registration      
   before the ballot is counted. Requires that a person whose provisional      
   ballot  is not counted because he or she lacks valid registration must      
   be notified of the steps necessary to properly register.                    
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                 
        Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Election      
   Code. Reinserts the provisions of the bill with the following changes:      
   requires  that  after  provisional  ballots  are  cast,  (i)  election      
   authorities must  review  provisional  ballot  applications  and  make      
   timely  and  good  faith  efforts  to  include  verified and validated      
   provisional ballots within abstracts and canvasses of votes  and  (ii)      
   officials  shall  complete abstracts of votes within 14 days after the      
Last action on Bill: THIRD READING/STANDARD DEBATE/LOST       042-067-004

   Last action date: APR-05-2002

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   1     SENATE -   0


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