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SB 418 (2022)

Establish special, conditional ballot for voters who do not have ID at the polls

Summary:

Establishes "affidavit balloting" for voters who do not have a valid identification at the polls. Those voters would be given a prepaid envelope to return with documentation proving their eligibility to vote, and their "affidavit ballots" would be numbered and counted separately. Any voter who fails to provide documentation proving their eligibility to vote within ten days of the election would have their ballot pulled and their votes deducted from the official vote totals. If the total number of affidavit ballots could change the outcome of an election, the deadline to request a recount would be pushed past the date for voters to return verification paperwork.

The House amended the bill to only require affidavit ballots for voters without I.D. who are registering at the polls. The House amendment also decreased the number of days for voters to return documentation, from ten day to seven days after the election. Lastly, the House amendment pushes the implementation of this law from 2022 to 2023 (after the next general election).

Bill Became Law?:
Yes
Status Detail:
Signed by Governor
Bill Sponsor:

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