Introduced Version




Citations Affected: IC 3-10-1-13 ; IC 3-11-2-4.

Synopsis: Form of paper ballots. Removes the requirement that paper ballots be printed on a particular color paper.

Effective: July 1, 2003.


    January 21, 2003, read first time and referred to Committee on Elections and Apportionment.


First Regular Session 113th General Assembly (2003)

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    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning elections.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 3-10-1-13; (03)IN1771.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 3-10-1-13 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 13. The primary election paper ballots and ballot cards of each political party must be of uniform size and of the same quality paper as the paper ballots and ballot cards used at the general election. The paper ballots and ballot cards must be distinctively marked or be of a different color for so that the ballots of each party holding a primary election. are easily distinguishable. All the candidates representing one (1) party shall be placed on one (1) ticket with the name of the party placed at the top in the form prescribed by section 19 of this chapter.
SOURCE: IC 3-11-2-4; (03)IN1771.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. IC 3-11-2-4 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 4. (a) Except as provided in subsection (c), the election division and county election boards shall use the following colors for paper ballots:
        (1) For President and Vice President of the United States, cherry red paper.
        (2) For United States Senator, state offices, and public questions,

if the public question:
            (A) is voted on by the entire electorate of Indiana; or
            (B) concerns the retention of a justice of the Indiana supreme court or a judge of the Indiana court of appeals;
        pink paper.
        (3) For municipal offices, blue paper.
        (4) For township offices, yellow paper.
        (5) For United States Representative, county offices, school board offices, and all other offices, white paper.
        (6) For local public questions, green paper.
    (b) The chairman or committee responsible for supplying pasters under IC 3-11-3-29 shall supply pasters of the same color as the ballot on which the paster will be placed.
    (c) A county election board, by unanimous vote of its entire membership, may print ballots for township offices in any color if the ballot for township offices in each township within the county is not the same color as any:
        (1) other township ballot within the county; or
        (2) ballot for other offices or public questions listed in subsection (a).