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ABSENTEE BALLOT REVISIONS

             2     
2008 GENERAL SESSION

             3     
STATE OF UTAH

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Chief Sponsor: Douglas C. Aagard

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Senate Sponsor: Peter C. Knudson

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             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill modifies the Election Code that relates to the form of absentee ballots.
             10      Highlighted Provisions:
             11          This bill:
             12          .    removes the requirement to print the words "absentee ballot" on an absentee ballot
             13      or on the stub of an absentee ballot; and
             14          .    makes technical changes.
             15      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             16          None
             17      Other Special Clauses:
             18          None
             19      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             20      AMENDS:
             21          20A-3-303, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2006, Chapter 326
             22     
             23      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             24          Section 1. Section 20A-3-303 is amended to read:
             25           20A-3-303. Form of absentee ballot.
             26          (1) For all elections, the election officer shall:
             27          (a) cause a sufficient number of official ballots to be known as absentee ballots to be
             28      prepared and printed; and
             29          (b) ensure that the absentee ballots are prepared and printed in the same form, are of the


             30      same size and texture, and contain the same [matter] information as the regular official ballot[,
             31      except that the words "absentee ballot" are printed on the absentee ballots or on the stub of the
             32      absentee ballots].
             33          (2) The election officer may prepare absentee ballots as paper ballots or ballot sheets or
             34      may use both methods.


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