Bill Summary for S 103 (2015-2016)

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Feb 19 2015

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View NCGA Bill Details2015-2016 Session
Senate Bill 103 (Public) Filed Thursday, February 19, 2015
AN ACT TO REQUIRE COUNTY BOARDS OF ELECTIONS TO NOTIFY A REGISTERED VOTER OF THE OPTION TO COMPLETE A WRITTEN REQUEST FOR AN ABSENTEE BALLOT AT A ONE-STOP VOTING LOCATION WHEN THE VOTER PRESENTS WITHOUT AN ELIGIBLE FORM OF PHOTO IDENTIFICATION.
Intro. by Bryant, Robinson, Foushee.

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Adds new subsection (b1) to GS 163-227.2 as the title indicates. Makes a conforming change, adding a new subsection (c1) to GS 163-166.13.

Directs the county board of elections to notify any voter who does not present an eligible form of photo identification of the option to complete a written request form for an absentee ballot at the one-stop absentee voting location. Requires that the completed form be received by the county board of elections no later than 5:00 p.m. on the Tuesday before the election is held. Specifies additional options that the county board of elections must provide to a voter who fails to present an eligible form of photo identification at a one-stop voting location. Requires a voter to sign an acknowledgment that the voter has received notice of the right to request an absentee ballot and indicating what action the voter chose to take regarding the absentee ballot. Requires the State Board of Elections to make rules that require placing signs at all one-stop absentee voting locations that provide notice to voters of the option to complete a written request form for an absentee ballot as provided in new subsection (b1) of GS 163-227.2.

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