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House Bill 1346


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House Bill 1346

ARCHIVE (2009)

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DIGEST OF HB 1346 (Updated April 29, 2009 10:41 pm - DI 75)

Various election matters. Provides that a member of the military or public safety officer may vote an absentee ballot by mail. Provides that a member of the military or public safety officer who has signed the poll list and is called from the polls before voting to respond to an emergency in the voter's capacity as a member of the military or public safety officer is entitled to return to the polls and vote upon execution of an affidavit. Restates county reimbursement procedures for attending the annual election administrators' conference. Permits, after June 30, 2010, an individual who possesses a current and valid Indiana driver's license or identification card to submit a voter registration application or update information in the individual's existing voter registration record online by use of a secure Internet web site. Establishes procedures for the bureau of motor vehicles and a county voter registration office to process an application or information submitted to the web site. Provides that an eligible applicant who submits a complete application online not later than midnight on the twenty-ninth day before an election shall be registered to vote in the election. Allows an overseas voter to transmit an absentee ballot application by electronic mail. Requires the office of the circuit court clerk (or the office of the board of elections and registration) to provide an automatic electronic mail receipt acknowledging receipt of the voter's application. Requires fees collected for application for certification of a voting system and money received in accordance with a settlement agreement relating to a voting system be deposited in the voting system technical oversight program account. Provides that the account is nonreverting. Provides that a county may continue to use an optical scan ballot card voting system or an electronic voting system whose approval or certification expired on or before October 1, 2009, if the voting system meets certain requirements. Provides that the Indiana election commission may approve a voting system for use in Indiana if the voting system meets the Voluntary Voting System Guidelines adopted by the United States Election Assistance Commission on December 13, 2005.
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