Introduced Version






SENATE BILL No. 242

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 3-5-2-40.5.

Synopsis: Voter proof of identification. Provides that an individual furnishes acceptable "proof of identification" for voting purposes if the individual presents one of the following documents issued to the individual, if the document shows the name of the individual, and if the name conforms to the name in the individual's voter registration record: (1) Identification issued by the state, the United States, or a public or private higher educational institution located in Indiana. (2) A current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check, or another government document that shows the name and address of the voter. (3) A driver's license or state identification card issued by a state other than Indiana. Provides that a voter also provides acceptable proof of identification: (1) if two precinct election officers who are members of different major political parties execute an affidavit declaring that they have personal knowledge of the voter and that the voter is the individual whose name appears on the poll list; or (2) if the voter executes an affidavit in which the voter swears or affirms that the voter is the individual whose name appears on the poll list.

Effective: July 1, 2006.





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    January 9, 2006, read first time and referred to Committee on Elections and Civic Affairs.







Introduced

Second Regular Session 114th General Assembly (2006)


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SENATE BILL No. 242



    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 3-5-2-40.5; (06)IN0242.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 3-5-2-40.5, AS ADDED BY P.L.109-2005, SECTION 1, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2006]: Sec. 40.5. (a) Subject to subsections (b) and (c), an individual provides "proof of identification" refers to a document that satisfies all by presenting one of the following documents issued to the individual if (1) the document shows the name of the individual to whom the document was issued, and the name conforms to the name in the individual's voter registration record:
        (2) The document shows a photograph of the individual to whom the document was issued.
        (3) The document includes an expiration date, and the document:
            (A) is not expired; or
            (B) expired after the date of the most recent general election.
        (4) The document was issued by the United States or the state of Indiana.
         (1) Identification issued by the state of Indiana or a county voter registration office.
        (2) Identification issued by the United States.
        (3) Identification issued by:
            (A) a state educational institution (as defined in IC 20-12-0.5-1); or
            (B) a private institution of higher education located in Indiana, including a university, college, vocational school, or technical school, that is accredited by a recognized regional accrediting agency.
        (4) A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check, or another government document that shows the name and address of the voter.
        (5) A driver's license or state identification card issued by a state other than Indiana.
     (b) In addition to the method of providing proof of identification set forth in subsection (a), a voter provides proof of identification if two (2) precinct election officers who are members of different major political parties execute under the penalties of perjury an affidavit:
        (1) that is on a form prescribed by the commission;
        (2) that is signed by:
            (A) the precinct election officers; and
            (B) the voter; and
        (3) in which the precinct election officers swear or affirm that:
            (A) the precinct election officers have personal knowledge of the voter; and
            (B) the voter is the individual whose name appears on the poll list.
    (c) In addition to the method of providing proof of identification set forth in subsection (a), a voter provides proof of identification by executing under the penalties of perjury an affidavit:
        (1) that is on a form prescribed by the commission; and
        (2) in which the voter swears or affirms that the voter is the individual whose name appears on the poll list.