November 18, 1999, read first time and referred to Committee on Elections.
Second Regular Session 111th General Assembly (2000)
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SENATE BILL No. 85
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
IS AMENDED TO READ AS
FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2000]: Sec. 25. (a) Voters who are
entitled to vote by absentee ballot because of:
(1) illness or injury; or
(2) caring for a confined person at a private residence;
and who are within the county on election day may
vote before an absentee voter board or by mail.
(b) If requested by a voter described in subsection (a) or by a voter
with disabilities whose precinct is not accessible to voters with
disabilities, an absentee voter board shall visit the voter's place of
confinement, the residence of the voter with disabilities, or the private
(1) during the regular office hours of the circuit court clerk;
(2) at a time agreed to by the board and the voter; and
(3) on any of the twelve (12) days immediately before election
(4) only once before an election, unless:
(A) the confined voter is unavailable at the time of the board's
first visit due to a medical emergency; or
(B) the board, in its discretion, decides to make an additional
(c) If the confined voter is unavailable at the time of the board's
first visit under subsection (b), the board shall make at least one (1)
additional visit to the voter's residence or place of confinement
before the election.
This subsection applies to a voter confined due to illness or
injury. An absentee voter board may not be denied access to the voter's
place of confinement if the board is present at the place of confinement
at a time:
(1) agreed to by the board and the voter; and
(2) during the regular office hours of the circuit court clerk. A
person who knowingly violates this subsection commits
obstruction or interference with an election officer in the
discharge of the officer's duty, a violation of
The county election board, by unanimous vote of the board's
entire membership, may authorize an absentee voter board to visit a
voter who is confined due to illness or injury and will be outside of the
county on election day in accordance with the procedures set forth in
(b) and (c).