PRIOR PRINTER'S NO. 1113
PRINTER'S NO. 1204
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
INTRODUCED BY SMITH, TEPLITZ, STACK, WASHINGTON, FONTANA, SMUCKER, RAFFERTY, YUDICHAK, GREENLEAF, VULAKOVICH, WAUGH, COSTA, HUTCHINSON, BREWSTER, HUGHES, VANCE, SCHWANK, KASUNIC, WOZNIAK, SOLOBAY, TARTAGLIONE, BAKER, BROWNE, FARNESE, WILLIAMS AND BLAKE, MAY 30, 2013
SENATOR SMUCKER, STATE GOVERNMENT, AS AMENDED, JUNE 11, 2013
1Amending Title 25 (Elections) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated
2Statutes, in uniform military and overseas voters, further
3providing for definitions, for duties and responsibilities of
4secretary and for registering to vote.
7Section 1. The definition of "military-overseas ballot" in
8section 3502 of Title 25 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated
9Statutes, added October 24, 2012 (P.L.1490, No.189), is amended
10and the section is amended by adding a definition to read:
11§ 3502. Definitions.
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3"Military-overseas ballot." All of the following:
4(1) A Federal write-in absentee ballot.
9(4) An electronic ballot.
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13§ 3503. Duties and responsibilities of secretary.
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17(1) Establish an electronic transmission system through
18which a covered voter may apply for and receive voter
19registration materials, military-overseas ballots and other
20information under this chapter.
21(2) Develop standardized absentee-voting materials and
22their electronic equivalents, authentication materials and
23voting instructions to be used with the military-overseas
24ballot of a voter authorized to vote in any jurisdiction in
5(B) eligibility to vote;
6(C) status as a covered voter; and
12(iii) The secretary shall ensure that a form for the
13execution of the declaration, including an indication of
14the date of execution of the declaration, is a prominent
15part of all balloting materials for which the declaration
17(5) Establish an electronic transmission system in which
18a covered voter under this chapter may cast an electronic
19vote. <-The electronic transmission system shall be operational
20by January 1, 2015.
21§ 3505. Registering to vote.
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23(c) Electronic transmission system.--The secretary shall
24ensure that the electronic transmission system described in
25section 3503(c) (relating to duties and responsibilities of
26secretary) is capable of accepting a Federal postcard
27application, military-overseas ballot and any other approved
28electronic registration application sent to the appropriate
29county election board. The voter may use the electronic
30transmission system or any other approved method to register to
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3Section 3. This act shall take effect in 60 days.