OLR Bill Analysis

sSB 777

AN ACT ENABLING TOWNS TO CHECK VOTERS IN ELECTRONICALLY.

SUMMARY:

This bill authorizes official checkers to use a secretary of the state-approved electronic device to check in electors at the polls. By law, official checkers are responsible for verifying electors' identification and checking their names off the official registry list before they are permitted to vote.

The bill requires the secretary to conduct a review of electronic devices that could assist checkers and, by September 1, 2013, compose a list of those she approves for municipal use. She may update the list periodically if necessary.

The bill also makes a technical change.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Upon passage for the list of approved electronic devices and October 1, 2013 for checking in electors.

COMMITTEE ACTION

Government Administration and Elections Committee

Joint Favorable Substitute

Yea

12

Nay

2

(04/05/2013)