Chief Sponsor: Curtis S. Bramble

House Sponsor: Mike Winder


8     Committee Note:
9          The Government Operations Interim Committee recommended this bill.
10               Legislative Vote:     7 voting for     3 voting against     6 absent
11     General Description:
12          This bill creates a mobile voting pilot project for municipal elections.
13     Highlighted Provisions:
14          This bill:
15          ▸     allows a municipality to choose to permit a voter to vote by electronic means
16     approved by the municipality's election officer; and
17          ▸     makes technical and conforming changes.
18     Money Appropriated in this Bill:
19          None
20     Other Special Clauses:
21          None
22     Utah Code Sections Affected:
23     AMENDS:
24          20A-3a-201, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2020, Chapter 31
25          20A-6-103, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2014, Chapter 206

27     Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:

28          Section 1. Section 20A-3a-201 is amended to read:
29          20A-3a-201. Voting methods.
30          (1) Except for an election conducted entirely by mail under Section 20A-7-609.5, a
31     voter may vote as follows:
32          (a) by mail;
33          (b) at a polling location during early voting hours;
34          (c) at a polling location on election day when the polls are open;
35          (d) if the voter is an individual with a disability, by voting remotely, via a mechanical
36     ballot or via electronic means if approved by the election officer;
37          (e) electronically or via a federal write-in absentee ballot if the voter is a covered voter,
38     as defined in Section 20A-16-102; [or]
39          (f) by emergency ballot, in accordance with Part 3, Emergency Ballots[.];
40          (g) electronically, if permitted by a county in accordance with Subsection 20A-6-
41     103(1); or
42          (h) electronically, if the voter is voting in a municipal election conducted in accordance
43     with Subsection 20A-6-103(2).
44          (2) A voter may not vote at a polling place if the voter voted by mail or in a manner
45     described in Subsections (1)(d) through (f).
46          Section 2. Section 20A-6-103 is amended to read:
47          20A-6-103. Internet voting pilot projects.
48          (1) Notwithstanding any provision of this title to the contrary, a county may allow a
49     covered voter, as defined in Section 20A-16-102, or a voter with a disability, as defined in 42
50     U.S.C. 12102(1), to register to vote, and vote electronically.
51          (2) Notwithstanding any provision of this title to the contrary, a municipality may
52     allow a voter to vote electronically in a municipal election via electronic means approved by
53     the municipality's election officer.