First Regular Session 114th General Assembly (2005)


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    SENATE ENROLLED ACT No. 483




     AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning elections.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 3-5-2-40.5; (05)SE0483.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 3-5-2-40.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2005]: Sec. 40.5. "Proof of identification" refers to a document that satisfies all the following:
        (1) The document shows the name of the individual to whom the document was issued, and the name conforms to the name in the individual's voter registration record.
        (2) The document shows a photograph of the individual to whom the document was issued.
        (3) The document includes an expiration date, and the document:
            (A) is not expired; or
            (B) expired after the date of the most recent general election.
        (4) The document was issued by the United States or the state of Indiana.

SOURCE: IC 3-10-1-7.2; (05)SE0483.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. IC 3-10-1-7.2 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2005]: Sec. 7.2. (a) Except as provided in subsection (e), a voter who desires to vote an official ballot at a primary election shall provide proof of identification.
    (b) Except as provided in subsection (e), before the voter proceeds to vote in a primary election, a member of the precinct election board shall ask the voter to provide proof of identification. The voter must produce the proof of identification before being permitted to sign the poll list.
    (c) If:
        (1) the voter is unable or declines to present the proof of identification; or
        (2) a member of the precinct election board determines that the proof of identification presented by the voter does not qualify as proof of identification under IC 3-5-2-40.5;
a member of the precinct election board shall challenge the voter as prescribed by IC 3-11-8.
    (d) If the voter executes a challenged voter's affidavit under section 9 of this chapter or IC 3-11-8-22, the voter may:
        (1) sign the poll list; and
        (2) receive a provisional ballot.
    (e) A voter who votes in person at a precinct polling place that is located at a state licensed care facility where the voter resides is not required to provide proof of identification before voting in a primary election.

SOURCE: IC 3-11-8-25; (05)SE0483.1.3. -->     SECTION 3. IC 3-11-8-25 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2005]: Sec. 25. (a) Except as provided in subsection (e), a voter who desires to vote an official ballot at an election shall provide proof of identification.
    (b) Except as provided in subsection (e), before the voter proceeds to vote in the election, a member of the precinct election board shall ask the voter to provide proof of identification. The voter shall produce the proof of identification before being permitted to sign the poll list.
    (c) If:
        (1) the voter is unable or declines to present the proof of identification; or
        (2) a member of the precinct election board determines that the proof of identification provided by the voter does not qualify as proof of identification under IC 3-5-2-40.5;
a member of the precinct election board shall challenge the voter as prescribed by this chapter.
    (d) If the voter executes a challenged voter's affidavit under section 22 of this chapter, the voter may:
        (1) sign the poll list; and
        (2) receive a provisional ballot.
    (e) A voter who votes in person at a precinct polling place that is located at a state licensed care facility where the voter resides is not required to provide proof of identification before voting in an election.
    (f)
After a voter has passed the challengers or has been sworn in, the voter shall be admitted to the polls. Upon entering the polls, the instructed by a member of the precinct election board to proceed to the location where the poll clerks are stationed. The voter shall announce the voter's name to the poll clerks or assistant poll clerks. A poll clerk, an assistant poll clerk, or a member of the precinct election board shall require the voter to write the following on the poll list:
        (1) The voter's name.
        (2) The voter's current residence address.
    (b) (g) The poll clerk, an assistant poll clerk, or a member of the precinct election board shall:
        (1) ask the voter to provide the voter's voter identification number;
        (2) tell the voter the number the voter may use as a voter identification number; and
        (3) explain to the voter that the voter is not required to provide a voter identification number at the polls.
    (c) (h) This subsection applies after December 31, 2003. The poll clerk or assistant poll clerk shall examine the list provided under IC 3-7-29-1 or IC 3-11-3-18 to determine if the county election board has indicated that the voter is required to provide additional personal identification under 42 U.S.C. 15483 and IC 3-7-33-4.5 before voting in person. If the list (or a certification concerning absentee voters under IC 3-11-10-12) indicates that the voter is required to present this identification before voting in person, the poll clerk shall advise the voter that the voter must present, in addition to the proof of identification required under subsection (b), a piece of identification described in subsection (d) (i) to the poll clerk.
    (d) (i) This subsection applies after December 31, 2003. As required by 42 U.S.C. 15483, in addition to the proof of identification required under subsection (b), a voter described by IC 3-7-33-4.5 who has not complied with IC 3-7-33-4.5 before appearing at the polls on election day must present one (1) of the following documents to the poll clerk:
        (1) a current and valid photo identification; or
        (2) a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or government document that shows the name and address of the voter.
    (e) (j) This subsection applies after December 31, 2003. If a voter presents a document under subsection (d), (i), the poll clerk shall add a notation to the list indicating the type of document presented by the voter. The election division shall prescribe a standardized coding system to classify documents presented under this subsection for entry into the county voter registration system.
    (f) (k) This subsection applies after December 31, 2003. If a voter required to present documentation under subsection (d) (i) is unable to present the documentation to the poll clerk while present in the polls, the poll clerk shall notify the precinct election board. The board shall provide a provisional ballot to the voter under IC 3-11.7-2.
    (g) (l) This subsection applies after December 31, 2003. The precinct election board shall advise the voter that the voter may file a copy of the documentation with the county voter registration office to permit the provisional ballot to be counted under IC 3-11.7.
    (h) (m) This subsection does not apply to a precinct in a county with a computerized registration system whose inspector was:
        (1) furnished with a list certified under IC 3-7-29; and
        (2) not furnished with a certified photocopy of the signature on the affidavit of registration of each voter of the precinct for the comparison of signatures under this section.
In case of doubt concerning a voter's identity, the precinct election board shall compare the voter's signature with the signature on the affidavit of registration or any certified copy of the signature provided under IC 3-7-29. If the board determines that the voter's signature is authentic, the voter may then vote. If either poll clerk doubts the voter's identity following comparison of the signatures, the poll clerk shall challenge the voter in the manner prescribed by section 21 of this chapter.
    (i) (n) If, in a precinct governed by subsection (h): (m):
        (1) the poll clerk does not execute a challenger's affidavit; or
        (2) the voter executes a challenged voter's affidavit under section 22 of this chapter or had executed the affidavit before signing the poll list;
the voter may then vote.
    (j) (o) This section expires January 1, 2006.
SOURCE: IC 3-11-8-25.1; (05)SE0483.1.4. -->     SECTION 4. IC 3-11-8-25.1 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2005]: Sec. 25.1. (a) This section applies after December 31, 2005.
     (b) Except as provided in subsection (f), a voter who desires to vote an official ballot at an election shall provide proof of identification.
    (c) Except as provided in subsection (f), before the voter proceeds to vote in the election, a member of the precinct election board shall ask the voter to provide proof of identification. The voter shall produce the proof of identification before being permitted to sign the poll list.
    (d) If:
        (1) the voter is unable or declines to present the proof of identification; or
        (2) a member of the precinct election board determines that the proof of identification provided by the voter does not qualify as proof of identification under IC 3-5-2-40.5;
a member of the precinct election board shall challenge the voter as prescribed by this chapter.
    (e) If the voter executes a challenged voter's affidavit under section 22 of this chapter, the voter may:
        (1) sign the poll list; and
        (2) receive a provisional ballot.
    (f) A voter who votes in person at a precinct polling place that is located at a state licensed care facility where the voter resides is not required to provide proof of identification before voting in an election.

    (b) (g) After a voter has passed the challengers or has been sworn in, the voter shall be admitted to the polls. Upon entering the polls, the instructed by a member of the precinct election board to proceed to the location where the poll clerks are stationed. The voter shall announce the voter's name to the poll clerks or assistant poll clerks. A poll clerk, an assistant poll clerk, or a member of the precinct election board shall require the voter to write the following on the poll list:
        (1) The voter's name.
        (2) Except as provided in subsection (f), (l), the voter's current residence address.
    (c) (h) The poll clerk, an assistant poll clerk, or a member of the precinct election board shall:
        (1) ask the voter to provide or update the voter's voter identification number;
        (2) tell the voter the number the voter may use as a voter identification number; and
        (3) explain to the voter that the voter is not required to provide or update a voter identification number at the polls.
     (i) The poll clerk, an assistant poll clerk, or a member of the precinct election board shall ask the voter to provide proof of identification.
    (d) (j) In case of doubt concerning a voter's identity, the precinct election board shall compare the voter's signature with the signature on the affidavit of registration or any certified copy of the signature provided under IC 3-7-29. If the board determines that the voter's signature is authentic, the voter may then vote. If either poll clerk doubts the voter's identity following comparison of the signatures, the poll clerk shall challenge the voter in the manner prescribed by section 21 of this chapter.
    (e) (k) If, in a precinct governed by subsection (c): (h):
        (1) the poll clerk does not execute a challenger's affidavit; or
        (2) the voter executes a challenged voter's affidavit under section 22 of this chapter or executed the affidavit before signing the poll list;
the voter may then vote.
    (f) (l) Each line on a poll list sheet provided to take a voter's current address must include a box under the heading "Address Unchanged" so that a voter whose residence address shown on the poll list is the voter's current residence address may check the box instead of writing the voter's current residence address on the poll list.
SOURCE: IC 3-11-8-25.2; (05)SE0483.1.5. -->     SECTION 5. IC 3-11-8-25.2 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2005]: Sec. 25.2. (a) This section applies after December 31, 2005.
    (b) The poll clerk or assistant poll clerk shall examine the list provided under IC 3-7-29-1 to determine if the county election board has indicated that the voter is required to provide additional personal identification under 42 U.S.C. 15483 and IC 3-7-33-4.5 before voting in person. If the list (or a certification concerning absentee voters under IC 3-11-10-12) indicates that the voter is required to present this identification before voting in person, the poll clerk shall advise the voter that the voter must present, in addition to the proof of identification required by section 25.1(b) of this chapter, a piece of identification described in subsection (c) to the poll clerk.
    (c) As required by 42 U.S.C. 15483, and in addition to the proof of identification required by section 25.1(b) of this chapter, a voter described by IC 3-7-33-4.5 who has not complied with IC 3-7-33-4.5 before appearing at the polls on election day must present one (1) of the following documents to the poll clerk:
        (1) A current and valid photo identification.
        (2) A current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or government document that shows the name and address of the voter.
    (d) If a voter presents a document under subsection (c), the poll

clerk shall add a notation to the list indicating the type of document presented by the voter. The election division shall prescribe a standardized coding system to classify documents presented under this subsection for entry into the county voter registration system.
    (e) If a voter required to present documentation under subsection (c) is unable to present the documentation to the poll clerk while present in the polls, the poll clerk shall notify the precinct election board. The board shall provide a provisional ballot to the voter under IC 3-11.7-2.
    (f) The precinct election board shall advise the voter that the voter may file a copy of the documentation with the county voter registration office to permit the provisional ballot to be counted under IC 3-11.7.

SOURCE: IC 3-11-8-25.5; (05)SE0483.1.6. -->     SECTION 6. IC 3-11-8-25.5 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2005]: Sec. 25.5. If an individual signs the individual's name and either:
        (1) signs the individual's address; or
        (2) after December 31, 2005, checks the "Address Unchanged" box;
on the poll list under section 25 or 25.1 of this chapter and then leaves the polls without casting a ballot or after casting a provisional ballot, the voter may not be permitted to reenter the polls to cast a ballot at the election.
SOURCE: IC 3-11-8-29; (05)SE0483.1.7. -->     SECTION 7. IC 3-11-8-29 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2005]: Sec. 29. (a) This section does not apply to a list kept by a poll clerk under section 10.5 of this chapter.
    (b)
A precinct election board may not keep a poll list other than the poll list required by section 25 or 25.1 of this chapter.
SOURCE: IC 3-11-10-1.2; (05)SE0483.1.8. -->     SECTION 8. IC 3-11-10-1.2 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2005]: Sec. 1.2. An absentee voter is not required to provide proof of identification when:
        (1) mailing, delivering, or transmitting an absentee ballot under section 1 of this chapter; or
        (2) voting before an absentee board under this chapter.

SOURCE: IC 3-11-10-22; (05)SE0483.1.9. -->     SECTION 9. IC 3-11-10-22 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2005]: Sec. 22. (a) If an absentee ballot is challenged under section 21 of this chapter, the absentee voter's application for an absentee ballot shall be considered as the affidavit required to be made by a voter when challenged at the polls while voting in person. In all other respects
     (b) Except as provided in subsection (c), the challenge procedure under this section is the same as though the ballot was cast by the

voter in person.
     (c) An absentee voter is not required to provide proof of identification.
    (d)
If a proper affidavit is made that would entitle the absentee voter to vote if the absentee voter had personally appeared, then the absentee ballot shall be placed in the ballot box.

SOURCE: IC 3-11.5-4-16; (05)SE0483.1.10. -->     SECTION 10. IC 3-11.5-4-16 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2005]: Sec. 16. (a) If an absentee ballot is challenged under section 15 of this chapter, the absentee voter's application for an absentee ballot shall be considered as the affidavit required to be made by a voter when challenged at the polls while voting in person. In all other respects,
     (b) Except as provided in subsection (c), the challenge procedure under this section is the same as though the ballot was cast by the voter in person.
     (c) An absentee voter is not required to provide proof of identification.
    (b) (d) If a proper affidavit by a qualified person in the form required by IC 3-11-8-22 is made that would entitle the absentee voter to vote if the absentee voter had personally appeared, the couriers shall return the affidavit to the county election board in the same envelope as the certificate returned under section 9 of this chapter.
    (c) (e) The absentee ballot cast by the challenged voter shall be counted if the county election board makes the findings required under section 11 of this chapter.
SOURCE: IC 3-11.7-2-3; (05)SE0483.1.11. -->     SECTION 11. IC 3-11.7-2-3 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2005]: Sec. 3. (a) The precinct election board shall affix to the envelope the challenger's affidavit and the affidavit executed by the provisional voter under section 1 of this chapter.
     (b) The form of the envelope is prescribed under IC 3-6-4.1-14. The envelope must permit a member of a precinct election board to indicate whether the voter has been issued a provisional ballot as the result of a challenge based on the voter's inability or declination to provide proof of identification.
    (b) (c) Except as provided in subsection (c) (d) and in accordance with 42 U.S.C. 15482, the precinct election board shall securely keep the sealed envelope, along with the affidavits affixed to the envelope, in another envelope or container marked "Provisional Ballots".
    (c) (d) This subsection applies to the sealed envelope and the affidavits affixed to the envelope of a provisional voter described in section 1(a)(3) of this chapter. As required by 42 U.S.C. 15482, the

precinct election board shall keep the sealed envelope or container separate from the envelope or container described in subsection (b). (c). The envelope or container described in this subsection must be labeled "Provisional Ballots Issued After Regular Poll Closing Hours".

SOURCE: IC 3-11.7-5-2; (05)SE0483.1.12. -->     SECTION 12. IC 3-11.7-5-2 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2005]: Sec. 2. (a) Except as provided in section 5 of this chapter, if the county election board determines that all the following apply, a provisional ballot is valid and shall be counted under this chapter:
        (1) The affidavit executed by the provisional voter under IC 3-11.7-2-1 is properly executed.
        (2) The provisional voter is a qualified voter of the precinct and has provided proof of identification, if required, under IC 3-10-1 or IC 3-11-8.
        (3) Based on all the information available to the county election board, including:
            (A) information provided by the provisional voter;
            (B) information contained in the county's voter registration records; and
            (C) information contained in the statewide voter registration file;
        the provisional voter registered to vote at a registration agency under this article on a date within the registration period.
    (b) If the provisional voter has provided information regarding the registration agency where the provisional voter registered to vote, the board shall promptly make an inquiry to the agency regarding the alleged registration. The agency shall respond to the board not later than noon of the first Friday after the election, indicating whether the agency's records contain any information regarding the registration. If the agency does not respond to the board's inquiry, or if the agency responds that the agency has no record of the alleged registration, the board shall reject the provisional ballot. The board shall endorse the ballot with the word "Rejected" and document on the ballot the inquiry and response, if any, by the agency.
    (c) This subsection applies after December 31, 2003. Except as provided in section 5 of this chapter, a provisional ballot cast by a voter described in IC 3-11.7-2-1(b) is valid and shall be counted if the county election board determines under this article that the voter filed the documentation required under IC 3-7-33-4.5 and 42 U.S.C. 15483 with the county voter registration office not later than the closing of the polls on election day.
SOURCE: IC 3-11.7-5-2.5; (05)SE0483.1.13. -->     SECTION 13. IC 3-11.7-5-2.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA

CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2005]: Sec. 2.5. (a) A voter who:
        (1) was challenged under IC 3-10-1 or IC 3-11-8 as a result of the voter's inability or declination to provide proof of identification; and
        (2) cast a provisional ballot;
may personally appear before the circuit court clerk or the county election board not later than the deadline specified by section 1 of this chapter for the county election board to determine whether to count a provisional ballot.
    (b) Except as provided in subsection (c) or (e), if the voter:
        (1) provides proof of identification to the circuit court clerk or county election board; and
        (2) executes an affidavit before the clerk or board, in the form prescribed by the commission, affirming under the penalties of perjury that the voter is the same individual who:
            (A) personally appeared before the precinct election board; and
            (B) cast the provisional ballot on election day;
the county election board shall find that the voter's provisional ballot is valid and direct that the provisional ballot be opened under section 4 of this chapter and processed in accordance with this chapter.
    (c) If the voter executes an affidavit before the circuit court clerk or county election board, in the form prescribed by the commission, affirming under the penalties of perjury that:
        (1) the voter is the same individual who:
            (A) personally appeared before the precinct election board; and
            (B) cast the provisional ballot on election day; and
        (2) the voter:
            (A) is:
                (i) indigent; and
                (ii) unable to obtain proof of identification without the payment of a fee; or
            (B) has a religious objection to being photographed;
the county election board shall determine whether the voter has been challenged for any reason other than the voter's inability or declination to present proof of identification to the precinct election board.
    (d) If the county election board determines that the voter described in subsection (c) has been challenged solely for the

inability or declination of the voter to provide proof of identification, the county election board shall:
        (1) find that the voter's provisional ballot is valid; and
        (2) direct that the provisional ballot be:
            (A) opened under section 4 of this chapter; and
            (B) processed in accordance with this chapter.
    (e) If the county election board determines that a voter described in subsection (b) or (c) has been challenged for a cause other than the voter's inability or declination to provide proof of identification, the board shall:
        (1) note on the envelope containing the provisional ballot that the voter has complied with the proof of identification requirement; and
        (2) proceed to determine the validity of the remaining challenges set forth in the challenge affidavit before ruling on the validity of the voter's provisional ballot.
    (f) If a voter described by subsection (a) fails by the deadline for counting provisional ballots referenced in subsection (a) to:
        (1) appear before the county election board; and
        (2) execute an affidavit in the manner prescribed by subsection (b) or (c);
the county election board shall find that the voter's provisional ballot is invalid.

SOURCE: IC 3-11.7-5-3; (05)SE0483.1.14. -->     SECTION 14. IC 3-11.7-5-3 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2005]: Sec. 3. (a) If the board determines that the affidavit executed by the provisional voter has not been properly executed, that the provisional voter is not a qualified voter of the precinct, that the voter failed to provide proof of identification when required under IC 3-10-1 or IC 3-11-8, or that the provisional voter did not register to vote at a registration agency under this article on a date within the registration period, the board shall make the following findings:
        (1) The provisional ballot is invalid.
        (2) The provisional ballot may not be counted.
        (3) The provisional ballot envelope containing the ballots cast by the provisional voter may not be opened.
    (b) If the county election board determines that a provisional ballot is invalid, a notation shall be made on the provisional ballot envelope: "Provisional ballot determined invalid".
SOURCE: IC 9-24-16-10; (05)SE0483.1.15. -->     SECTION 15. IC 9-24-16-10 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2005]: Sec. 10. (a) The bureau may adopt rules under IC 4-22-2 and prescribe all forms necessary to

implement this chapter. However, the bureau may not impose a fee for the issuance of:
        (1) an original;
        (2) a renewal of an; or
        (3) a duplicate;
identification card to an individual described in subsection (b).
    (b) An identification card must be issued without the payment of a fee or charge to an individual who:
        (1) does not have a valid Indiana driver's license; and
        (2) will be at least eighteen (18) years of age at the next general, municipal, or special election.

SOURCE: IC 9-29-3-14; (05)SE0483.1.16. -->     SECTION 16. IC 9-29-3-14 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2005]: Sec. 14. (a) Except as provided in IC 9-24-16-10, the service charge for an identification card issued under IC 9-24 is fifty cents ($0.50) and one-half (1/2) of each fee collected as set forth in IC 9-29-9-15.
    (b) Fifty cents ($0.50) of each service charge collected under subsection (a) shall be deposited in the state motor vehicle technology fund established by IC 9-29-16-1.
SOURCE: IC 9-29-9-15; (05)SE0483.1.17. -->     SECTION 17. IC 9-29-9-15 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2005]: Sec. 15. Except as provided in IC 9-24-16-10, the fees for the issuance, renewal, or duplication of identification cards under IC 9-24-16 are as follows:
        (1) For a person at least sixty-five (65) years of age or a person with a physical disability and not entitled to obtain a driving license, two dollars ($2).
        (2) For any other eligible person, four dollars ($4).
SOURCE: ; (05)SE0483.1.18. -->
SOURCE: -->     SECTION 18. [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2005] (a) It is the intent of the general assembly that no fee or charge be imposed for the issuance of:
        (1) an original;
        (2) a renewal of an; or
        (3) a duplicate;
identification card to an individual described in subsection (b).
    (b) An identification card must be issued without the payment of a fee or charge to an individual who:
        (1) does not have a valid Indiana driver's license; and
        (2) will be at least eighteen (18) years of age at the next general, municipal, or special election.
    (c) Before January 1, 2006, the bureau of motor vehicles shall amend 140 IAC 8-3-20 to remove all fees and charges imposed for the issuance of an identification card to an individual described in

subsection (b).
    (d) This SECTION expires January 1, 2006.


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