that Senate Bill 215 be amended to read as follows:
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SOURCE: IC 3-11-4-1; (08)MO021501.27. --> "SECTION 27. IC 3-11-4-1 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2008]: Sec. 1. (a) A voter who is otherwise qualified to vote in person is entitled to vote by absentee ballot:
(1) by mail;
(2) before an absentee voter board as
otherwise provided in
this article; a voter voting by absentee ballot must vote
(3) in the office of the circuit court clerk (or board of elections and registration in a county subject to IC 3-6-5.2); or
(4) at a satellite office established under IC 3-11-10-26.3.
(b) A county election board, by unanimous vote of its entire membership, may authorize a person who is otherwise qualified to vote in person to vote by absentee ballot if the board determines that the person has been hospitalized or suffered an injury following the final date and hour for applying for an absentee ballot that would prevent the person from voting in person at the polls.
(c) The commission, by unanimous vote of its entire membership, may authorize a person who is otherwise qualified to vote in person to vote by absentee ballot if the commission determines that an emergency prevents the person from voting in person at a polling place.
(d) The absentee ballots used in subsection (b) or (c) must be the same official absentee ballots as described in section 12 and 13 of this chapter. Taking into consideration the amount of time remaining before the election, the commission shall determine whether the absentee ballots are transmitted to and from the voter by mail or personally delivered. An absentee ballot that is personally delivered shall comply with the requirements in sections 19, 20, and 21 of this chapter.
SOURCE: IC 3-11-4-2; (08)MO021501.28. --> SECTION 28. IC 3-11-4-2, AS AMENDED BY P.L.103-2005, SECTION 2, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2008]: Sec. 2. (a) A voter who wants to vote by absentee
ballot must apply to the county election board for an official absentee
ballot. Except as provided in subsection (b), the voter must sign the
absentee ballot application.
(b) If a voter with disabilities is unable to sign the absentee ballot application and the voter has not designated an individual to serve as attorney in fact for the voter, the county election board may designate an individual to sign the application on behalf of the voter. If an individual applies for an absentee ballot as the properly authorized attorney in fact for a voter, the attorney in fact must attach a copy of the power of attorney to the application.
(c) A person may provide an individual with an application for an absentee ballot with the following information already printed or otherwise set forth on the application when provided to the individual:
(1) The name of the individual.
(2) The voter registration address of the individual.
(3) The mailing address of the individual.
(4) The date of birth of the individual.
(5) The voter identification number of the individual.
(d) A person may not provide an individual with an application for an absentee ballot with the following information already printed or otherwise set forth on the application when provided to the individual:
(1) The address to which the absentee ballot would be mailed, if different from the voter registration address of the individual.
(2) In a primary election, the major political party ballot requested by the individual.
(3) In a primary or general election, the types of absentee ballots requested by the individual.
(4) The reason why the individual is entitled to vote an absentee
(A) by mail; or
(B) before an absentee voter board (other than an absentee
voter board located in the office of the circuit court clerk or
a satellite office);
in accordance with IC 3-11-4-18, IC 3-11-10-24, or
(e) If the county election board determines that an absentee ballot application does not comply with subsection (d), the board shall deny the application under section 17.5 of this chapter.
(f) A person who assists an individual in completing any information described in subsection (d) on an absentee ballot application shall state under the penalties for perjury the following information on the application:
(1) The full name, residence and mailing address, and daytime and evening telephone numbers (if any) of the person providing the assistance.
(2) The date this assistance was provided.
(3) That the person providing the assistance has complied with Indiana laws governing the submission of absentee ballot applications.
(4) That the person has no knowledge or reason to believe that the individual submitting the application:
the voter under section 20 of this chapter. The notice must inform the
voter that the voter must file the additional documentation required
under IC 3-7-33-4.5 with the county voter registration office not later
than noon on election day for the absentee ballot to be counted as an
absentee ballot, and that, if the documentation required under
IC 3-7-33-4.5 is filed after noon and before 6 p.m. on election day, the
ballot will be processed as a provisional ballot. The commission shall
prescribe the form of this notice under IC 3-5-4-8.
(c) Except as provided in section 18.5 of this chapter, the ballot shall be mailed:
(1) on the day of the receipt of the voter's application; or
(2) not more than five (5) days after the date of delivery of the ballots under section 15 of this chapter;
whichever is later.
(d) In addition to the ballot mailed under subsection (c), the county election board shall mail a special absentee ballot for overseas voters.
(e) Except as provided in section 18.5 of this chapter, the ballot described in subsection (d):
(1) must be mailed:
(A) on the day of the receipt of the voter's application; or
(B) not more than five (5) days after the latest date for delivery of the ballots under section 13(b) of this chapter applicable to that election;
whichever is later; and
(2) may not be mailed after the absentee ballots described by section 13(a) of this chapter have been delivered to the circuit court clerk or the clerk's authorized deputy.
(f) As required by 42 U.S.C. 15481, an election board shall establish a voter education program (specific to a paper ballot or optical scan ballot card provided as an absentee ballot under this chapter) to notify a voter of the effect of casting multiple votes for a single office.
(g) As provided by 42 U.S.C. 15481, when an absentee ballot is mailed under this section, the mailing must include:
(1) information concerning the effect of casting multiple votes for an office; and
(2) instructions on how to correct the ballot before the ballot is cast and counted, including the issuance of replacement ballots.".
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SOURCE: IC 3-11-10-24; (08)MO021501.35. --> "SECTION 35. IC 3-11-10-24, AS AMENDED BY P.L.103-2005, SECTION 12, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2008]: Sec. 24. (a) Except as provided in subsection (b), a voter
who satisfies any of the following is entitled to vote by mail.
(1) The voter has a specific, reasonable expectation of being
absent from the county on election day during the entire twelve
(12) hours that the polls are open.
(2) The voter will be absent from the precinct of the voter's
residence on election day because of service as: