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8 LONG TITLE
9 General Description:
10 This bill modifies the Election Code by amending provisions related to overseas
11 military absentee voting.
12 Highlighted Provisions:
13 This bill:
14 . allows an overseas military voter to apply for an absentee ballot electronically;
15 . authorizes a county clerk to accept a ballot application for one general election
16 instead of two general elections; and
17 . makes technical changes.
18 Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
20 Other Special Clauses:
22 Utah Code Sections Affected:
24 20A-3-406, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2006, Chapter 264
26 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
27 Section 1. Section 20A-3-406 is amended to read:
28 20A-3-406. Absentee ballots for military personnel and citizens living overseas --
29 Federal postcard applications for ballot.
30 (1) (a) [
31 for an absentee ballot for a military voter who is located in the United States shall be filed in
32 the county clerk's office no later than the Friday immediately before the day of election.
33 (b) [
34 office of the clerk shall apply and cast [
35 the election.
36 (2) (a) (i) [
38 before the date of the election.
39 (ii) The application for an overseas military voter under Subsection (2)(a)(i) may be
40 filed electronically as provided in Section 20A-3-408.5 .
41 (b) Upon receipt of a properly completed [
42 signed by [
43 appropriate ballot to the military voter or overseas citizen voter.
44 (c) [
46 (i) the name and home address of the military voter or overseas citizen voter to whom
47 the ballot is mailed[
48 (ii) the address [
49 (iii) the date [
50 (d) If the military voter or overseas citizen voter sends [
51 application to the lieutenant governor, the lieutenant governor shall forward the application to
52 the county clerk of the county where the military voter or overseas citizen voter is entitled to
54 (e) If the county clerk rejects the application for an absentee ballot from a military or
55 overseas citizen voter, the county clerk shall inform the voter of the reasons for rejecting the
57 (3) [
59 noncommissioned, or petty officer not below the rank of sergeant[
60 to administer oaths to apply for a ballot on the voter's behalf.
61 (4) (a) A federal postcard application issued under the authority of any Act of
62 Congress or federal regulation is acceptable, when properly executed, as an application for a
63 ballot under this chapter.
64 (b) The county clerk shall accept the completed postcard application as an application
65 for ballots for each election for federal office held in the next [
66 general election and shall send the applicant a ballot for each of those elections, as required by
67 Section 20A-3-407 .
68 (5) The county clerk shall retain the application for use at the time the ballot is
69 received from the military voter or overseas citizen voter.
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