REQUIRE USE OF PAPER BALLOTS.

View NCGA Bill Details2013-2014 Session
House Bill 607 (Public) Filed Monday, April 8, 2013
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE ELECTIONS OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE TO STUDY WHETHER TO REQUIRE THE USE OF PAPER BALLOTS IN ALL ELECTIONS IN NORTH CAROLINA AND TO PROHIBIT THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS OR ANY COUNTY FROM PURCHASING A VOTING SYSTEM THAT DOES NOT PRODUCE A PAPER BALLOT UNTIL AUGUST 15, 2014.
Intro. by Jones, Burr.

Status: Held in Senate Clerk's Office (Senate Action) (Jul 15 2013)

SOG comments (1):

Long title change

House committee substitute to the first edition changed the long title. Original long title was A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO REQUIRE THE USE OF PAPER BALLOTS IN ALL ELECTIONS IN NORTH CAROLINA.

H 607

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Jul 10 2013 - More information

    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.


  • Summary date: Apr 8 2013 - More information

    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.


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