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Amendment

 

February Session, 2012

LCO No. 5072

   
 

*HB0502405072SRO*

Offered by:

 

SEN. MCKINNEY, 28th Dist.

SEN. FASANO, 34th Dist.

 

To: Subst. House Bill No. 5024

File No. 603

Cal. No. 443

Strike lines 102 to 136, inclusive, in their entirety and insert the following in lieu thereof:

"(g) The elector shall forthwith mark the election day registration ballot in the presence of the registrars of voters in such a manner that the registrars of voters shall not know how the election day registration ballot is marked. The elector shall place the election day registration ballot in the election day registration ballot envelope provided, and deposit such envelope in a secured election day registration ballot depository receptacle. At the time designated by the registrars of voters and noticed to election officials, the registrars of voters shall transport such receptacle containing the election day registration ballots to the area, either district or central, where absentee ballots are counted. Immediately after the close of the polls, the moderator shall seal the election day registration ballot receptacle and deliver such receptacle to the registrars of voters of the town.

(h) After the acceptance of an election day registration, the registrars of voters shall forthwith send a registration confirmation notice to the residential address of each applicant who is admitted as an elector on election day under this section. Such confirmation shall be sent by first class mail with instructions on the envelope that it be returned if not deliverable at the address shown on the envelope. If a confirmation notice is returned undelivered, the registrars shall mark the applicant's election day registration ballot sealed envelope "rejected", along with the reason for such rejection, and shall sign such envelope. The registrars shall forthwith take the necessary action in accordance with sections 9-35 and 9-43 of the general statutes, as applicable, notwithstanding the May first deadline in section 9-35 of the general statutes.

(i) The registrars of voters shall forthwith verify the information contained with each election day registration. If the registrars of voters determine that the applicant is eligible to vote, they shall note their decisions on the outer envelope of the ballot and open and count the election day registration ballot. If the registrars of voters are unable to determine that the applicant is eligible to vote or determine that the applicant is not eligible to vote, the applicant's election day registration ballot sealed envelope shall be marked "rejected", along with the reason for such rejection, and shall sign such envelope. The registrars shall forthwith take the necessary action in accordance with sections 9-35 and 9-43 of the general statutes, as applicable, notwithstanding the May first deadline in section 9-35 of the general statutes. The registrars of voters shall verify and count all election day registration ballots in their town not later than ten days after the election or primary. The registrars of voters shall forthwith prepare and sign in duplicate a report showing the number of election day registration ballots received from electors, the number rejected and the number counted, and showing the additional votes counted for each candidate on the election day registration ballots. The registrars of voters shall file one report with the town clerk and shall seal one in the depository receptacle with the election day registration ballots and file such depository receptacle with the town clerk. The depository receptacle shall be preserved by the town clerk for the period of time required to preserve counted absentee ballots for federal elections. The head moderator shall forthwith file a corrected return with the town clerk and the Secretary showing (1) the final votes after any recanvass, pursuant to sections 9-311 to 9-311b, inclusive, of the general statutes, the votes on election day registration ballots and the totals, and (2) the number of election day registration ballots received from electors, the number rejected and the number counted, as reported by the registrars of voters. "