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Substitute House Bill No. 5592

Public Act No. 04-80

AN ACT PROVIDING FOR A SEPARATE LOCATION IN A MUNICIPALITY FOR PRESIDENTIAL BALLOTING.

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

Section 1. Subsection (a) of section 9-158c of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2004):

(a) (1) Not earlier than forty-five days before the election and not later than the close of the polls on election day, each resident, or former resident who desires to vote in a presidential election under sections 9-158a to 9-158m, inclusive, may apply for a "presidential ballot" to the municipal clerk of the town in which he is qualified to vote on the form prescribed in section 9-158d. Application for a "presidential ballot" may be made in person or absentee, in the manner provided for applying for an absentee ballot under section 9-140, except as provided in said sections 9-158a to 9-158m, inclusive.

(2) A municipal clerk shall have the authority to designate a location in a municipal facility for the distribution, completion and processing of presidential ballot applications and the distribution, casting and return of presidential ballots under sections 9-158a to 9-158m, inclusive, on election day. Such municipal clerk may appoint one or more presidential ballot assistants to serve at such location, may delegate to such assistants any of the responsibilities assigned to municipal clerks under said sections, and shall train and supervise such presidential ballot assistants.