Bill Summaries: S828 (2019-2020 Session)

  • Summary date: May 21 2020 - View summary

    Includes several whereas clauses regarding the impacts COVID-19 poses on the general election. 

    Mandates the State Board of Election (State Board) to provide all eligible voters the option of submitting their mail-in absentee ballots with a signed declaration for the 2020 general election. Provides for the signed declaration to be similar to the option given through special programs under the Uniform Military and Overseas Voters Act, Article 21A, GS Chapter 163. Specifies that compliance is not required of more stringent requirements for the submission of 2020 general election mail-in absentee ballots than those required under Article 21A, GS Chapter 163. Applies to elections held on or after the date the act becomes law and expires upon certification of the 2020 general election.