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Voting Rights For Voters With Disabilities

Concerning ballot access for voters with disabilities, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
2019 Regular Session
Elections & Redistricting
Bill Summary

The bill requires the secretary of state is to establish procedures to enable voters with disabilities to independently mark a ballot or use an electronic voting device that produces a paper record using nonvisual access or low vision access technology whether the voter is voting in a mail ballot election or voting at a polling location. The secretary of state is required to include in the procedures a method by which a voter with a disability may request such a ballot.

The bill appropriates $50,000 from the department of state cash fund to the department of state for use by the information technology division.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)




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