Download Zipped Introduced WordPerfect SB0216.ZIP
[Status][Bill Documents][Fiscal Note][Bills Directory]
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 . amends the deadline for a military voter to apply and cast an absentee ballot;
15 . allows an overseas military voter to apply for an absentee ballot electronically; and
16 . makes technical changes.
17 Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
19 Other Special Clauses:
21 Utah Code Sections Affected:
23 20A-3-406, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2006, Chapter 264
25 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
26 Section 1. Section 20A-3-406 is amended to read:
27 20A-3-406. Absentee ballots for military personnel and citizens living overseas --
28 Federal postcard applications for ballot.
29 (1) (a) [
30 an absentee ballot for a military voter who is located in the United States shall be filed in the
31 county clerk's office no later than the Friday immediately before the day of election.
32 (b) [
33 office of the clerk shall apply and cast [
34 before the election.
35 (2) (a) (i) [
37 before the date of the election.
38 (ii) The application for an overseas military voter under Subsection (2)(a)(i) may be
39 filed electronically.
40 (b) Upon receipt of a properly completed [
41 signed by [
42 appropriate ballot to the military voter or overseas citizen voter.
43 (c) [
45 (i) the name and home address of the military voter or overseas citizen voter to whom
46 the ballot is mailed[
47 (ii) the address [
48 (iii) the date [
49 (d) If the military voter or overseas citizen voter sends [
50 application to the lieutenant governor, the lieutenant governor shall forward the application to
51 the county clerk of the county where the military voter or overseas citizen voter is entitled to
53 (e) If the county clerk rejects the application for an absentee ballot from a military or
54 overseas citizen voter, the county clerk shall inform the voter of the reasons for rejecting the
56 (3) [
58 noncommissioned, or petty officer not below the rank of sergeant[
59 to administer oaths to apply for a ballot on the voter's behalf.
60 (4) (a) A federal postcard application issued under the authority of any Act of Congress
61 or federal regulation is acceptable, when properly executed, as an application for a ballot under
62 this chapter.
63 (b) The county clerk shall accept the completed postcard application as an application
64 for ballots for each election for federal office held in the next two even-numbered years and
65 shall send the applicant a ballot for each of those elections, as required by Section 20A-3-407 .
66 (5) The county clerk shall retain the application for use at the time the ballot is received
67 from the military voter or overseas citizen voter.
Legislative Review Note
as of 2-25-10 1:05 PM