Substitute House Bill No. 5994 Substitute House Bill No. 5994 PUBLIC ACT NO. 93-300 AN ACT CONCERNING VOTER IDENTIFICATION AT THE POLLS. Section 9-261 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof: (1) When an elector has entered the polling place, he shall (A) announce his street address, if any, and his name to the checkers in a tone sufficiently loud and clear as to enable all the election officials present to hear the same [, and each] AND (B) (i) PRESENT TO THE CHECKERS HIS SOCIAL SECURITY CARD OR ANY OTHER PREPRINTED FORM OF IDENTIFICATION WHICH SHOWS HIS NAME AND EITHER HIS ADDRESS, SIGNATURE OR PHOTOGRAPH OR (ii) SIGN A STATEMENT UNDER PENALTY OF FALSE STATEMENT, ON A FORM PROVIDED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE STATE, THAT HE IS THE ELECTOR WHOSE NAME APPEARS ON THE OFFICIAL CHECKLIST. EACH of the checkers shall check the name of such elector on the official checklist. (2) In each polling place in which two or more parties are holding primaries in which unaffiliated electors are authorized to vote, pursuant to section 9-431, an unaffiliated elector shall also announce to the separate table of checkers for unaffiliated electors the party in whose primary he chooses to vote and the checkers shall note such party when checking such elector's name on the checklist of unaffiliated electors, provided such choice shall not alter the elector's unaffiliated status. (3) In each polling place in which two or more parties are holding primaries in which unaffiliated electors are authorized to vote or in which one party is holding a primary in which unaffiliated electors are authorized to vote for some but not all offices to be contested at the primary, the checkers shall give to each elector checked a receipt provided by the municipal clerk, in a form prescribed by the secretary of the state, specifying either (A) the party with which he is enrolled, if any, or (B) in the case of an unaffiliated elector, the party in whose primary he has so chosen to vote, and whether he is authorized to vote for only a partial ballot. (4) If not challenged by any of the election officials, the elector shall be permitted to pass the railing to the side where the machine is located. The elector shall give any receipt he has received to a voting machine tender at the machine to which he is directed and the machine tender shall permit the elector to vote only in the primary of the party specified by the receipt and, if applicable, on the separate voting machine with the partial ballot specified by the receipt. The elector shall be permitted into the voting machine booth, and he shall then register his vote in secret. Having voted, he shall immediately pass out and leave the room. No elector shall remain within the voting machine booth longer than two minutes, and, if he refuses to leave such booth after the lapse of that time, he shall at once be removed by the election officials upon order of the moderator. Not more than one elector at a time shall be permitted to operate the machine or be within the enclosed space which the elector occupies while operating the machine provided an elector may be accompanied within such enclosed space by one or more children who are ten years of age or younger and supervised by the elector. At least two additional electors, whose next turn it is to vote shall be permitted in the polling place for the purpose of receiving instruction before voting on the machine. If any elector, after entering the voting machine booth, asks for further instruction concerning the manner of voting, two election officials of different political parties shall stand outside the voting machine booth and give such instructions or directions to the elector as the two officials agree upon; but no election official instructing or assisting an elector, except as provided in section 9-264, shall open, look inside or put his hand inside the curtain, or in any manner seek to influence any such elector in the casting of his vote.