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HB 0117 - Elections - Electors Can Vote in any Precinct
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Tracking Level: Neutral
Sponsor: Roger Bruce (D)
Last Action: 2/6/2019 - House Second Readers
House Committee: Governmental Affairs
Assigned To:
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

This bill authorizes counties to allow any elector within the county to vote in any precinct of the county that the elector choses in a primary, election or runoff.  The election superintendent has to ensure certain safeguards such as preventing electors from voting more than once, providing sufficient ballot styles at each precinct, and ensuring that each precinct has enough voting equipment and poll workers.  Should this bill progress, ACCG would like to see friendly amendments, including that counties could then be authorized to reduce polling places, addressing counties in which polling places do not have an internet connection, ensuring counties have the appropriate amount of equipment to carry this out, and eliminating the provision that counties would have to make this decision before each and every election.         

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