First Regular Session 118th General Assembly (2013)
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SENATE ENROLLED ACT No. 250
AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning elections.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: IC 3-6-12; (13)SE0250.1.1. -->
SECTION 1. IC 3-6-12 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS
A NEW CHAPTER TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY
1, 2013]: Sec. 10. If one (1) or more signature pages do not comply with
this chapter after the final date and hour for filing the petition has
passed, a challenge to the placement of the candidate or public
Chapter 12. Carriers of Petitions for Candidates and Public
Sec. 1. This chapter applies to a petition that is required to place
a candidate or a public question on the ballot.
Sec. 2. As used in this chapter, "petition carrier" refers to an
individual who circulates a petition that is required to place a
candidate or a public question on the ballot.
Sec. 3. As used in this chapter, "petition statute" refers to the
statute that requires the signatures of petitioners to place a
candidate or a public question on the ballot.
Sec. 4. As used in this chapter, "signature page" refers to a page
of a petition on which petitioners sign their names and provide
other information required by the petition statute.
Sec. 5. If there is a conflict between this chapter and a specific
applicable provision of the petition statute, the provision of the
petition statute governs.
Sec. 6. A petition carrier must satisfy all other qualifications or
requirements required by the petition statute in addition to the
qualifications and requirements of this chapter.
Sec. 7. (a) The petition carrier must sign and date the following
statement at the bottom of each signature page: "I affirm under
the penalties for perjury that I have no reason to believe that any
individual whose signature appears on this page is ineligible to sign
this petition or did not properly complete and sign this page.".
(b) The petition carrier must also print the following
information below the affirmation stated in subsection (a):
(1) The petition carrier's name.
(2) The petition carrier's full address, including the ZIP code.
(3) The petition carrier's date of birth.
Sec. 8. A signature page:
(1) that does not satisfy section 7 of this chapter; or
(2) that is signed by a petition carrier who does not comply
with this chapter or the petition statute;
must be received for filing, if the signature page otherwise complies
with IC 3-5-4, and must be retained as required under
IC 3-10-1-31.1. However, subject to section 9 of this chapter, a
county voter registration office shall not make a determination
regarding the validity of the signatures on the signature page.
Sec. 9. (a) If a county voter registration office determines that
a signature page does not comply with this chapter, the county
voter registration office shall give the best possible notice of its
determination to the petition carrier who submitted the signature
page to allow for the correction of the signature page as provided
by subsection (b).
(b) If the final date and hour for filing a petition with the county
voter registration office has not passed, a petition carrier may add
or correct information described in section 7 of this chapter set
forth on a signature page:
(1) circulated by the petition carrier; and
(2) previously filed with the county voter registration office.
(c) A petition carrier may not make any additions or corrections
to a signature page:
(1) after the final date and hour for filing a petition has
(2) concerning information supplied by or requested from the
question on the ballot may be filed with the county election board
or the election division as provided by law.
SOURCE: ; (13)SE0250.1.2. -->
SECTION 2. [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2013] (a) As used in this
SECTION, "committee" refers to the census data advisory
committee established by IC 2-5-19-2.
(b) During the 2013 legislative interim, the committee shall do
(1) Study electioneering at the polls, vote centers, the office of
the circuit court clerk, and satellite offices.
(2) Make any recommendations for legislation as the
committee considers appropriate.
(c) This SECTION expires January 1, 2014.
SEA 250 _ Concur
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