H0171B0135A00950 BIL:JSL 04/20/17 #90 A00950
AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL NO. 171
Sponsor: REPRESENTATIVE BRADFORD
Printer's No. 135
Amend Bill, page 1, line 12, by inserting after "watchers"
; and providing for early voting in primaries and elections
Amend Bill, page 3, by inserting between lines 6 and 7
Section 2. The act is amended by adding an article to read:
ARTICLE XII-A
CONDUCT OF EARLY VOTING
IN PRIMARIES AND ELECTIONS
Section 1201-A. Early voting period.
The county board of a county shall provide for early voting
to begin 15 days prior to the dates of elections and primaries
established in accordance with Article VI and to end 14 days
after the starting date.
Section 1202-A. Early voting sites.
The county board of a county shall designate early voting
sites where electors may cast their ballots during the early
voting period established in accordance with section 1201-A. The
sites shall include the main office of the county board and the
other sites designated by the county board. The county board
shall make available at the sites the same equipment used on
election day as provided for in Article XI.
Section 1203-A. Days and times for opening and closing polls at
early voting sites.
The county board of a county shall designate the days and
hours that early voting sites will be open, provided that the
sites throughout the county shall:
(1) have uniform days and hours;
(2) be open eight hours each weekday;
(3) be open a minimum of an aggregate eight hours each
weekend; and
(4) not open prior to 7 a.m. Eastern Standard Time or
close prior to 7 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
Section 1204-A. Voter's certificates and elector
identification.
As provided under section 1203, the county board shall
prepare a suitable number of voter's certificates at an early
voting site. An elector who appears to vote at an early voting
site shall complete a voter certificate and shall present to an
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election officer one of the forms of photo identification as
established in section 1210.
Section 1205-A. Voting check list.
The county board shall maintain a voting check list as
provided for in section 1212 in a way to ensure that electors
are prohibited from casting additional ballots at either an
early voting site or on election day in their precinct.
Section 1206-A. Disposition of returns.
The county board shall track votes by precinct but may not
tabulate votes prior to the close of the polls on election day.
Section 1207-A. Applicability of Article XII.
Except as provided in this article, the provisions of Article
XII shall apply to early voting in primaries and elections.
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