OLR Bill Analysis

HB 6630

AN ACT CONCERNING THE DELIVERY OF ABSENTEE BALLOTS BY THE TOWN CLERKS.

SUMMARY:

The law requires town clerks to deliver absentee ballots to registrars of voters for checking at specified times (e.g., 12 p.m. and 6 p.m.) throughout the day of a primary, election, or referendum.

This bill authorizes clerks and registrars to mutually agree on a later time or times, as long as the ballots are delivered by the close of polls (8:00 p.m.). If they do not agree on a later time, the clerks must deliver the ballots according the schedule the law sets.

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2013

BACKGROUND

Related Bill

SB 1058, reported favorably by the Government Administration and Elections Committee, decreases, from 60 to 10 days, the length of time town clerks must preserve unused absentee ballots after an election, primary, or referendum.

COMMITTEE ACTION

Government Administration and Elections Committee

Joint Favorable

Yea

14

Nay

0

(03/27/2013)