House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes. Deletes the provisions of the 1st edition and instead requires the Joint Legislative Elections Oversight Committee to study requiring the use of paper ballots in all elections in the state. Requires a report to the 2014 Regular Session of the 2013 General Assembly upon its convening.
Prohibits the State Board of Elections and counties from purchasing a voting system that does not produce a paper ballot until August 15, 2014. Allows the State Board of Elections to establish a program to provide for the exchange of machines and the exchange or purchase of parts between counties.
Changes the act's long title.
Bill H 607 (2013-2014)Summary date: Jul 10 2013 - View summary
Bill H 607 (2013-2014)Summary date: Apr 8 2013 - View summary
Amends GS 163-165 to amend the definition of ballot to remove references to electronic voting and adds a definition of paper ballots.
Amends GS 163-165.7 to to require voting systems to produce a paper ballot. Makes conforming changes replacing references to a paper "record" with "ballot."
Makes conforming changes to GS 163-166.7, GS 163-182.1, GS 163-182.2, and GS 163-227.2.
Effective January 1, 2014, and applies to elections held on or after that date.
Effective when the act becomes law, requires the decertification of any direct record electronic voting systems that do not use paper ballots and prohibits their use in any election held on or after January 1, 2014. Provides that decertification of such a system may not be appealed to the Superior Court of Wake County.