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February Session, 2018

LCO No. 3849



Offered by:


REP. DEVLIN, 134th Dist.

REP. FLOREN, 149th Dist.

REP. STORMS, 60th Dist.


To: House Joint Resolution No. 28

File No. 386

Cal. No. 260


Strike everything after the resolving clause and substitute the following in lieu thereof:

"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 7 of article sixth of the Constitution is amended to read as follows:

Sec. 7. 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, provided the vote cast by each such qualified voter shall be included in an audit of the results of such choice or such question.

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, 2018, 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, 2018, 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 ballots at such election shall be "Shall the Constitution of the State be amended to require that absentee ballots be included in audits of election, primary and referendum results?""