Mississippi Legislature

2000 Regular Session

House Bill 421

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Bill Text

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Background

Title

Description: Armed Forces Absentee Voting Law; revise.

Bill Text: [Introduced]

History of Actions:

101/18/00(H)Referred To Apportionment and Elections
203/07/00(H)Died In Committee

Background Information:

Effective date*V/R App. Req
DispositionDead
DeadlineGeneral Bill/Constitutional Amendment
RevenueNo
3/5ths vote requiredNo

House Committee:

Principal Author: Denny

Code Sections: A 023-0015-0637, A 023-0015-0677, A 023-0015-0685, A 023-0015-0687, A 023-0015-0695, A 023-0015-0699, RP 023-0015-0689

Title: AN ACT TO AMEND SECTIONS 23-15-637, 23-15-677, 23-15-685, 23-15-687, 23-15-695 AND 23-15-699, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO PROVIDE THAT ABSENTEE BALLOTS RECEIVED BY MAIL THAT HAVE BEEN CAST BY ABSENT ELECTORS UNDER THE ARMED FORCES ABSENTEE BALLOT LAW MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE REGISTRAR BY THE CLOSE OF THE POLLS ON ELECTION DAY; TO PROVIDE THAT ABSENT VOTERS MAY USE A DULY EXECUTED FEDERAL POSTCARD APPLICATION TO REQUEST A BALLOT OR TO REGISTER TO VOTE OR TO DO BOTH SIMULTANEOUSLY UNDER THE ARMED FORCES ABSENTEE BALLOT LAW; TO PROVIDE THAT A REQUEST FOR AN ABSENTEE BALLOT SHALL SERVE AS A REQUEST FOR AN ABSENTEE BALLOT FOR EACH ELECTION HELD WITHIN THE CALENDAR YEAR FOR WHICH THE VOTER IS ELIGIBLE TO VOTE; TO ALLOW NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICERS AND PETTY OFFICERS TO ADMINISTER AND ATTEST OATHS UNDER THE ARMED FORCES ABSENTEE BALLOT LAW; TO AUTHORIZE THE USE OF ELECTRONIC FACSIMILE DEVICES TO TRANSMIT ABSENTEE BALLOTS, TO RECEIVE VOTED ABSENTEE BALLOTS AND TO RECEIVE COMPLETED FEDERAL POSTCARD APPLICATIONS UNDER THE ARMED FORCES ABSENTEE BALLOT LAW; TO PROVIDE THAT ABSENTEE VOTERS WHO RESIDE OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES, WHO ARE MEMBERS OF THE UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES OR WHO ARE FAMILY MEMBERS OF A MEMBER OF THE UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES, AND WHO ARE REGISTERED VOTERS IN THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, MAY USE THE FEDERAL WRITE-IN-ABSENTEE BALLOT UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES; TO REPEAL SECTION 23-15-689, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, WHICH PROVIDES THE MANNER IN WHICH PERSONS ARE REGISTERED TO VOTE UNDER THE ARMED SERVICES ABSENTEE VOTERS LAW; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.


Information pertaining to this measure was last updated on 03/07/00 at 17:22.



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