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SB455

Absentee voting; counting military and overseas absentee ballots received after close of polls.

Status:
In House

Latest Action: Feb. 18, 2020
House: Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2021

Chief Patron:
Bryce Reeves (R)

Session:
2020 Regular Session

Summary

As introduced. Absentee voting; counting military and overseas absentee ballots received after close of polls on election day.

Provides that absentee ballots cast by military and overseas absentee voters that are (i) received after the close of the polls on any election day but before 5:00 p.m. on the second business day before the State Board of Elections meets to ascertain the results of the election and (ii) postmarked on or before the date of such election are to be counted if the voter is found entitled to vote. The bill provides that a postmark includes any other official indicia of confirmation of mailing by the United States Postal Service or other postal or delivery service. Under current law, such ballots cast by military and overseas absentee voters would be counted in this manner regardless of the date of any postmark, but only if the absentee ballot had been requested on or before, but not sent by, the deadline for making absentee ballots available. (Less)
  • Bill History

  • 01/07/2020 - Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102170D
  • 01/07/2020 - Senate: Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
  • 01/13/2020 - Senate: Impact statement from DPB (SB455)
  • 01/14/2020 - Senate: Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendments (15-Y 0-N)
  • 01/16/2020 - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
  • 01/17/2020 - Senate: Read second time
  • 01/17/2020 - Senate: Reading of amendments waived
  • 01/17/2020 - Senate: Committee amendments agreed to
  • 01/17/2020 - Senate: Engrossed by Senate as amended SB455E
  • 01/17/2020 - Senate: Printed as engrossed 20102170D-E
  • 01/20/2020 - Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
  • 01/29/2020 - Senate: Impact statement from DPB (SB455E)
  • 02/13/2020 - House: Placed on Calendar
  • 02/13/2020 - House: Read first time
  • 02/13/2020 - House: Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
  • 02/14/2020 - House: Assigned P & E sub: Elections
  • 02/18/2020 - House: Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2021