Introduced Version






SENATE BILL No. 206

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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, Young R




    January 4, 2012, read first time and referred to Committee on Elections.







Introduced

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 elections.

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 by the unanimous majority 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 satellite offices.
    (d) The resolution may contain other provisions the board considers useful.
    (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 election.
    (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.