OLR Bill Analysis

SB 1058

AN ACT CONCERNING THE RETENTION OF UNUSED ABSENTEE BALLOTS.

SUMMARY:

This bill decreases, from 60 to 10 days, the length of time town clerks must preserve unused absentee ballots after an election, primary, or referendum. The law, unchanged by the bill, requires clerks to preserve rejected and counted absentee ballots for 60 and 180 days, respectively, after an election, primary, or referendum.

EFFECTIVE DATE: January 1, 2014

BACKGROUND

Related Bill

HB 6630 requires town clerks to deliver absentee ballots to registrars of voters for checking at specified times throughout the day of a primary, election, or referendum.

COMMITTEE ACTION

Government Administration and Elections Committee

Joint Favorable

Yea

14

Nay

0

(03/27/2013)