Bill No.: SF0026 Drafter: LGC

 

LSO No.: 09LSO-0233 Effective Date: 7/1/2009

 

Enrolled Act No.: SEA0056

 

Chapter No.: 139

 

Prime Sponsor: Senator Case

 

Catch Title: Voter registration deadline.

 

Subject: Amends voter registration deadline.

 

 

Summary/Major Elements:

 

         Under current law a person may register to vote not less than thirty days before an election. The act changes that time period to not less than fourteen days prior to an election after January 1, 2011.

 

         The act specifies that, in addition to currently available methods for absentee voting, a person may vote by absentee ballot if the application is made in person during the closed period and the voter simultaneously votes at the clerk's office or the absentee polling place.