Representative Craig Hall proposes the following substitute bill:




Chief Sponsor: Craig Hall

Senate Sponsor: Daniel W. Thatcher


8     General Description:
9          This bill amends the Election Code in relation to early voting.
10     Highlighted Provisions:
11          This bill:
12          ▸     permits an election officer to extend the last day of the early voting period to the day
13     before the election date.
14     Money Appropriated in this Bill:
15          None
16     Other Special Clauses:
17          None
18     Utah Code Sections Affected:
19     AMENDS:
20          20A-3-601, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2015, Chapter 79

22     Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
23          Section 1. Section 20A-3-601 is amended to read:
24          20A-3-601. Early voting.
25          (1) (a) An individual who is registered to vote may vote before the election date in

26     accordance with this section.
27          (b) An individual who is not registered to vote may register to vote and vote before the
28     election date in accordance with this section if the individual:
29          (i) is otherwise legally entitled to vote the ballot in a jurisdiction that is approved by
30     the lieutenant governor to participate in the pilot project described in Section 20A-4-108; and
31          (ii) casts a provisional ballot in accordance with Section 20A-4-108.
32          (2) Except as provided in Section 20A-1-308 or Subsection (3), the early voting period
33     shall:
34          (a) begin on the date that is 14 days before the date of the election; and
35          (b) continue through the Friday before the election if the election date is a Tuesday.
36          (3) An election officer may extend the end of the early voting period to the day before
37     the election date if the election officer provides notice of the extension in accordance with
38     Section 20A-3-604.
39          [(3)] (4) Except as provided in Section 20A-1-308, during the early voting period, the
40     election officer:
41          (a) for a local special election, a municipal primary election, and a municipal general
42     election:
43          (i) shall conduct early voting on a minimum of four days during each week of the early
44     voting period; and
45          (ii) shall conduct early voting on the last day of the early voting period; and
46          (b) for all other elections:
47          (i) shall conduct early voting on each weekday; and
48          (ii) may elect to conduct early voting on a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday.
49          [(4)] (5) Except as specifically provided in this Part 6, Early Voting, or Section
50     20A-1-308, early voting shall be administered according to the requirements of this title.