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Sponsor: Karen W. Morgan

                  LONG TITLE
                  General Description:
                      This bill corrects an erroneous cross-reference in the Election Code.
                  Highlighted Provisions:
                      This bill:
                      .    ensures that the cross-reference to voter information pamphlets is correct in the
                  Election Code section governing polling place supplies.
                  Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
                  Other Special Clauses:
                  Utah Code Sections Affected:
                      20A-5-403, as last amended by Chapter 116, Laws of Utah 2003
                  Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
                      Section 1. Section 20A-5-403 is amended to read:
                       20A-5-403. Polling places -- Booths -- Ballot boxes -- Inspections -- Provisions --
                      (1) Each election officer shall:
                      (a) designate polling places for each voting precinct in the jurisdiction; and
                      (b) obtain the approval of the county or municipal legislative body or special district
                  governing board for those polling places.

                      (2) (a) For each polling place, the election officer shall provide:
                      (i) an American flag;
                      (ii) a sufficient number of voting booths or compartments;
                      (iii) the voting devices, voting booths, ballots, ballot boxes, ballot labels, ballot cards,
                  write-in ballots, and any other records and supplies necessary to enable a voter to vote; [and]
                      (iv) the constitutional amendment cards [and voter information pamphlets] required by
                  Part 1, Election Notices and Instructions; [and]
                      (v) voter information pamphlets required by Title 20A, Chapter 7, Part 7, Voter
                  Information Pamphlet; and
                      [(v)] (vi) the instruction cards required by Section 20A-5-102 .
                      (b) Each election officer shall ensure that:
                      (i) each voting booth is at a convenient height for writing, and is arranged so that the
                  voter can prepare his ballot screened from observation;
                      (ii) there are a sufficient number of voting booths to accommodate the voters at that
                  polling place; and
                      (iii) there is at least one voting booth that is configured to accommodate persons with
                      (c) Each county clerk shall provide a ballot box for each polling place that is large
                  enough to properly receive and hold the ballots to be cast.
                      (3) (a) As of May 15, 2003, all polling places shall be physically inspected by each
                  county clerk to ensure access by a person with a disability.
                      (b) Any issues concerning inaccessibility to polling places by a person with a disability
                  discovered during the inspections referred to in Subsection (3)(a) or reported to the county clerk
                  on or after May 15, 2002 shall be:
                      (i) forwarded to the Office of the Lieutenant Governor; and
                      (ii) within six months of the time of the complaint, the issue of inaccessibility shall be
                      (A) remedied at the particular location by the county clerk;

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                      (B) the county clerk shall designate an alternative accessible location for the particular
                  precinct; or
                      (C) if no practical solution can be identified, file with the Office of the Lieutenant
                  Governor a written explanation identifying the reasons compliance cannot reasonably be met.
                      (4) The municipality in which the election is held shall pay the cost of conducting each
                  municipal election, including the cost of printing and supplies.
                      (5) The county clerk shall make detailed entries of all proceedings had under this chapter.

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