KY SB251 | 2019 | Regular Session

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)
Status: Introduced on February 15 2019 - 25% progression, died in committee
Action: 2019-02-19 - to State & Local Government (S)
Pending: Senate State & Local Government Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

Create a new section of KRS Chapter 117 to establish that in-person absentee voting be conducted at least 12 working days, including two Saturdays, immediately preceding the Sunday prior to election day; permit a county board of elections to establish a longer period of time for in-person absentee voting; expand the class of qualified voters who can choose to cast a vote by means of an in-person absentee; amend KRS 117.085 to expand the class of qualified voters who can choose to cast a vote by means of a mail-in absentee ballot; eliminate a qualified voter's time requirement of returning a mail-in absentee ballot seven days prior to an election in order to vote in-person; allow a qualified voter the ability to return and cancel his or her mail-in absentee ballot anytime on or before election day, and be able to vote in-person absentee or vote on election day; allow a qualified voter who is unable to return and cancel his or her mail-in absentee ballot the ability to vote, in person absentee or on election day, if the voter signs a written oath as to his or her qualifications on a form prescribed by the State Board of Elections; make technical corrections; amend KRS 117.145 to increase from 15 to 45 the number of days the county clerk is required to have ballots and labels ready for a special election; require the county clerk to equip the in-person absentee voting machines with the necessary supplies, including a pencil or a pen for the purpose of write-in votes, at least five days before the in-person absentee voting period begins; make technical corrections; repeal KRS 117.075, which establishes the ability to apply for a mail-in absentee ballot for those person who, on account of age, disability, or illness, is not able to appear at the polls on election day; repeal KRS 117.077, which establishes the ability to apply for a mail-in absentee ballot for a registered voter and the registered voter's spouse, if there is a medical emergency 14 days or less of an election; amend KRS 117.0851, 117.086, 117.087, 117.088, 117.165, 117.235, 118.035, 116.065, 117.079, 117A.060, and 14.312 to conform and make technical corrections; repeal KRS 117.075 and 117.077.

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Title

AN ACT relating to elections.

Sponsors


History

DateChamberAction
2019-02-19Senateto State & Local Government (S)
2019-02-15Senateintroduced in Senate

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