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2017 Regular Session
Overview
At the request of:
Chief Sponsors: Senator Dembrow
Regular Sponsors: Senator Gelser, Representative Barnhart, Power, Sanchez
Bill Title: Relating to voting; declaring an emergency.
Catchline/Summary: For counties with 35,000 or more electors, increases number of required voting booths and requires specified number of voting booth locations.
Requires each voting booth location to permit registered elector to cast ballot, update address information on elector's voter registration file and request and receive reissued or replacement ballot. Requires each voting booth location to be open for no less than eight hours on every weekday and four hours on every weekend day during specified period before election. Requires that each voting booth location be open from 8 o'clock in morning through 8 o'clock in evening on date of election. Permits county clerk to determine location of voting booths and lists guidelines county clerk must consider when making determination. Appropriates moneys from General Fund to Secretary of State for purpose of hiring individuals to assist with new requirements. Declares emergency, effective on passage.
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Fiscal Impact: May Have Fiscal Impact, But No Statement Yet Issued
Revenue Impact: May Have Revenue Impact, But No Statement Yet Issued
Measure Analysis: Staff Measure Summary / Impact Statements
Current Location: In Senate Committee
Current Committee: Senate Committee On Rules
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