Introduced Version




Citations Affected: IC 3-11-15-43.

Synopsis: Paper record for voting systems. Requires that a voting system permit a voter to examine the paper record of the voter's votes to verify the voter's votes. Provides that after a voter has verified the votes on the paper record, the paper record is the official record of the votes.

Effective: July 1, 2007.


    January 8, 2007, read first time and referred to Committee on Elections and Apportionment.


First Regular Session 115th General Assembly (2007)

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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 3-11-15-43; (07)IN1094.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 3-11-15-43 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2007]: Sec. 43. (a) The audit record provisions in this chapter are essential to the complete recording of election operations and reporting of the vote tally. This list of audit records must reflect all of the idiosyncrasies of a system.
    (b) As required by 42 U.S.C. 15481, The voting system must do the following:
        (1) Produce a permanent paper record with a manual audit capacity for the system. and
         (2) Permit the voter to examine the paper record to verify the voter's votes. A voter may not keep the paper record produced under this subsection.
        (2) (3) Provide the voter with an opportunity to change the ballot or correct any error. before
         (4) Provide that after the voter has verified the voter's votes, the permanent paper record is produced. the official record of the voter's votes.
    (c) The paper record produced under subsection (b) must be made available as
         (5) Provide that the paper record described in subdivision (4) is an official record for a recount or contest conducted with respect to any election in which the voting system was used.