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House Bill 1101

ARCHIVE (2002)

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DIGEST OF HB 1101 (Updated March 15, 2002 12:08 AM - DI 75)

Various election law changes. Makes the following changes to election law: (1) Requires the election commission to formulate a statement of a "voter's bill of rights". (2) Permits certain voters whose registration is in question to cast a provisional ballot. (3) Permits any voter to cast an absentee ballot in the office of the circuit court clerk or satellite offices. (4) Permits military and overseas voters to submit absentee ballots by fax under certain circumstances. (5) Expands the definition of absent uniformed services voter to include a member of the Indiana national guard deployed outside Indiana. (6) Makes other changes relating to casting absentee ballots. (7) Removes language that permits the use of noncompliant voting systems under certain circumstances. (8) Provides for the use of voting systems that furnish a practical and effective means for voters with disabilities to cast ballots in private. (9) Requires that if a voting system is able to demonstrate to the voter whether the voter's ballot has overvotes, that function of the voting equipment actually in use in a precinct must be operable. (10) Permits a county election board to eliminate certain precinct election offices and to allow individuals between 16 and 18 to serve as poll clerks and election sheriffs under certain circumstances. (11) Establishes the time that electronic filing of certain campaign finance reports is considered to have occurred. (12) Changes the total number of signatures that a candidate for President of the United States, United States Senator, or governor is required to obtain to qualify for placement on the ballot. (13) Requires an individual who registers to vote to provide the last four digits of the individual's Social Security number under certain circumstances. (14) Makes changes in the process for organizing and disbanding of political committees. (15) Corrects an erroneous reference in a statute relating to absentee voting. (16) Changes criteria for determination of the political affiliation of an appointee to a local board. (17) Authorizes the election commission to adopt rules to update standards for voting systems. (18) Allows precinct boundaries to cross a city boundary in certain circumstances. (19) Repeals superceded statutes relating to: (A) registration of absent uniformed services voters and overseas voters; and (B) the counting of absentee ballots at a central location.
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