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Senate Joint

Resolution No. 25

January Session, 2011

 

LCO No. 3016

 

*03016_______GAE*

Referred to Committee on Government Administration and Elections

 

Introduced by:

 

(GAE)

 

RESOLUTION AMENDING THE STATE CONSTITUTION TO ALLOW FOR NO-EXCUSE ABSENTEE VOTING.

Resolved by this Assembly:

That the following be proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the State, which, when approved and adopted in the manner provided by the Constitution, shall, to all intents and purposes, become a part thereof:

Section 1. Section 7 of article sixth of the constitution is amended to read as follows:

The general assembly may provide by law for voting in the choice of any officer to be elected or upon any question to be voted on at an election by qualified voters of the state [who are unable to appear at the polling place on the day of election because of absence from the city or town of which they are inhabitants or because of sickness or physical disability or because the tenets of their religion forbid secular activity] without appearing in person at a polling place on the day of an election.

RESOLVED: That the foregoing proposed amendment to the Constitution be continued to the next session of the General Assembly elected at the general election to be held on November 6, 2012, and published with the laws passed at the present session, or be presented to the electors at the general election to be held on November 6, 2012, whichever the case may be, according to article sixth of the amendments to the Constitution. The designation of said proposed amendment to be used on the voting machine ballot labels and absentee ballots at such election shall be "Shall the Constitution of the State be amended to authorize voting without appearing in person at a polling place on the day of an election?"