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House Bill No. 5158

Public Act No. 03-112

AN ACT CONCERNING THE TRANSMISSION OF ELECTION DAY RESULTS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Section 9-314 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) [The] As used in this subsection, "moderator" means the moderator of each state election in each town not divided into voting districts [,] and the head moderator in each town divided into voting districts. The moderator shall make out a duplicate list of the votes given in [his] the moderator's town for each of the following officers: Presidential electors, Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of the State, Treasurer, Comptroller, Attorney General, United States senator, representative in Congress, state senator, judge of probate, state representative and registrars of voters when said officers are to be chosen. [Included in said list shall be] Said list shall include a statement of the total number of names on the official check list of such town and the total number checked as having voted. The moderator [or head moderator, as the case may be,] may transmit such list to the Secretary of the State by facsimile machine [, provided] or other electronic means prescribed by the Secretary of the State, not later than midnight on election day. If the moderator transmits such list by such electronic means, the moderator shall also seal and deliver one of such lists to the Secretary of the State not later than the third day after the election. If the moderator does not transmit such list by such electronic means, the moderator shall [also] seal and deliver one of such lists by hand [in accordance with the provisions of this section. One of such lists he shall seal and deliver by hand] either (1) to the Secretary of the State not later than six o'clock p. m. of the day after the election, or (2) to the state police not later than four o'clock p. m. of the day after the election, in which case the state police shall deliver it by hand to the Secretary of the State not later than six o'clock p. m. of the day after the election. Any such moderator [or head moderator, as the case may be,] who fails to so deliver such list to either the Secretary of the State or the state police by the time required shall pay a late filing fee of fifty dollars. [The other of such lists he shall deliver] The moderator shall also deliver one of such lists to the clerk of such town on or before the day after such election. The Secretary of the State shall enter the returns in tabular form in books kept by [him] the secretary for that purpose and present a printed report of the same, with the name of, and the total number of votes received by, each of the candidates for said offices, to the General Assembly at its next session.

(b) [The] As used in this subsection, "moderator" means the moderator of each municipal election in each town not divided into voting districts, and the head moderator in each town divided into voting districts. The moderator shall forthwith transmit to the Secretary of the State the results of the vote for each office contested at such election by facsimile machine or other electronic means prescribed by the Secretary of the State, not later than midnight on election day. If the moderator transmits such list by such electronic means, the moderator shall also seal and deliver one of such lists to the Secretary of the State not later than the third day after the election. If the moderator does not transmit such list by such electronic means, the moderator shall seal and deliver one of such lists by hand either (1) to the Secretary of the State not later than six o'clock p.m. of the day after the election, or (2) to the state police not later than four o'clock p.m. of the day after the election, in which case the state police shall deliver it by hand to the Secretary of the State not later than six o'clock p.m. of the day after the election. Any such moderator who fails to so deliver such list to either the Secretary of the State or the state police by the time required shall pay a late filing fee of fifty dollars. Such moderator [or head moderator] shall include in such return a statement of the total number of names on the official check list of such town and the total number checked as having voted. Such return shall be on a form prescribed by the Secretary of the State.

Approved June 18, 2003