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7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill limits changes to voting precincts during the time period before and after the
10 United States decennial census.
11 Highlighted Provisions:
12 This bill:
13 . prohibits a county legislative body from changing voting precincts between January
14 1 of a year immediately H. [
15 Legislature divides the state into districts based on the new census information; and
16 . makes technical changes.
17 Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
19 Other Special Clauses:
20 H. [
21 Utah Code Sections Affected:
23 20A-5-303, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 71
25 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
26 Section 1. Section 20A-5-303 is amended to read:
27 20A-5-303. Establishing, dividing, abolishing, and changing voting precincts --
28 Common polling places -- Combined voting precincts -- Counties.
29 (1) (a) After receiving recommendations from the county clerk, the county legislative
30 body may establish, divide, abolish, and change voting precincts.
31 (b) Within 30 days after the establishment, division, abolition, or change of a voting
32 precinct under this section, the county legislative body shall file with the Automated
33 Geographic Reference Center, created under Section 63F-1-506 , a notice describing the action
34 taken and specifying the resulting boundaries of each voting precinct affected by the action.
35 (2) (a) The county legislative body shall alter or divide voting precincts so that each
36 voting precinct contains not more than 1,250 active voters.
37 (b) The county legislative body shall:
38 (i) identify those precincts that may reach the limit of active voters in a precinct under
39 Subsection (2)(a) or that becomes too large to facilitate the election process; and
40 (ii) divide those precincts on or before January 1, of a general election year.
41 (3) [
42 (a) establish or abolish any voting precinct after January 1 of a regular general election
43 year; [
44 (b) alter or change the boundaries of any voting precinct after January 1 of a regular
45 general election year[
46 (c) establish, divide, abolish, alter, or change a voting precinct between January 1 of a
47 year immediately H. [
47a the United States
48 Constitution and the day on which the Legislature divides the state into districts in accordance
49 with Utah Constitution, Article IX, Section 1.
50 (4) (a) For the purpose of voting in an election, the county legislative body may
51 establish a common polling place for two or more whole voting precincts.
52 (b) At least 90 days before the election, the county legislative body shall designate:
53 (i) the voting precincts that will vote at the common polling place; and
54 (ii) the location of the common polling place.
55 (c) A county may use one set of election judges for the common polling place under
56 this Subsection (4).
57 (5) Each county shall have at least two polling places open for voting on the date of the
59 (6) Each common polling place shall have at least one voting device that is accessible
60 for individuals with disabilities in accordance with Public Law 107-252, the Help America
61 Vote Act of 2002.
61a H. Section 2. Effective Date.
61b This bill takes effect on March 8, 2012. .H
Legislative Review Note
as of 1-26-10 4:05 PM