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7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill modifies the Election Code by amending provisions for early voting for certain
11 Highlighted Provisions:
12 This bill:
13 . allows rather than requires a municipality of the fifth class or a town to provide
14 early voting for a municipal primary election or a municipal general election; and
15 . makes technical changes.
16 Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
18 Other Special Clauses:
20 Utah Code Sections Affected:
22 20A-3-601, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 256
23 20A-3-605, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 360
25 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
26 Section 1. Section 20A-3-601 is amended to read:
27 20A-3-601. Early voting.
28 (1) A person who is registered to vote may vote before the election date in accordance
29 with this section.
30 (2) (a) The early voting period shall begin on the date that is 14 days before the date of
31 the election.
32 (b) Early voting shall continue through[
33 election date is a Tuesday[
36 (c) During the early voting period, the election officer:
37 (i) for a local special [
38 a municipal general [
39 (A) shall conduct early voting on a minimum of four days during each week of the
40 early voting period; and
41 (B) shall conduct early voting on the last day of the early voting period; and
42 (ii) for all other elections:
43 (A) shall conduct early voting on each weekday; and
44 (B) may elect to conduct early voting on [
45 Sunday, or holiday.
46 (3) Except as specifically provided in this Part 6, Early Voting, early voting shall be
47 administered according to the requirements of this title.
48 Section 2. Section 20A-3-605 is amended to read:
49 20A-3-605. Exemption from early voting for a local district election -- Optional
50 early voting for fifth class municipality or town.
51 (1) This part does not apply to an election of a board member of a local district.
52 (2) Notwithstanding the requirements of Section 20A-3-601 , a municipality of the fifth
53 class or a town as described in Section 10-2-301 may provide early voting as provided under
54 this part for:
55 (a) a municipal primary election; or
56 (b) a municipal general election.
Legislative Review Note
as of 2-18-10 9:44 AM