OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sHB-5419

AN ACT CONCERNING CENTRAL COUNTING OF ABSENTEE BALLOTS.


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill requires, within existing resources, that absentee ballots be counted at a central location in each municipality unless the registrars of voters agree to count them at the polling places. Currently, absentee ballots must be counted at polling places unless the registrars agree to count them centrally. No fiscal impact is anticipated as the state and municipalities are not anticipated to change their method of counting absentee ballots.

The Out Years

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact: None