SENATE BILL No. 206
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Citations Affected: IC 3-11-10-26.3.
Synopsis: Early voting. Allows a county election board (board) to
adopt a resolution by the majority vote of the board's entire
membership in order to establish satellite locations for early voting.
(Currently, a resolution to establish satellite voting locations must be
adopted unanimously by the board.)
Effective: July 1, 2012.
Breaux, Arnold, Broden, Hume,
Lanane, Mrvan, Randolph, Rogers,
Simpson, Skinner, Tallian, Taylor,
January 4, 2012, read first time and referred to Committee on Elections.
Second Regular Session 117th General Assembly (2012)
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SENATE BILL No. 206
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: IC 3-11-10-26.3; (12)IN0206.1.1. -->
SECTION 1. IC 3-11-10-26.3, AS AMENDED BY P.L.225-2011,
SECTION 63, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE
JULY 1, 2012]: Sec. 26.3. (a) A county election board may adopt a
resolution to authorize the circuit court clerk to establish satellite
offices in the county where voters may cast absentee ballots before an
absentee voter board.
(b) To be adopted under this section, a resolution must be adopted
vote of the board's entire membership.
(c) A resolution adopted under this section must do the following:
(1) State the locations of the satellite offices.
(2) State the hours at which absentee voting may occur at the
(d) The resolution may contain other provisions the board considers
(e) If a resolution is adopted under this section for a primary
election, the locations of the satellite offices and the hours at which
absentee voting may occur at the satellite offices established for the
primary election must be used for the subsequent general or municipal
(f) If a resolution is adopted under this section, the procedure for
casting an absentee ballot at a satellite office must, except as provided
in this section, be substantially the same as the procedure for casting an
absentee ballot in the office of the circuit court clerk.
(g) A voter casting an absentee ballot under this section is entitled
to cast the voter's ballot in accordance with IC 3-11-9.
(h) A satellite office established by a circuit court clerk under this
section must comply with the polling place accessibility requirements
of IC 3-11-8.