HB 520/LM (BR 1606) - J. Fischer
AN ACT relating to voter identification.
Create a new section of KRS Chapter 117 to allow a voter to cast a provisional ballot if the voter is unable or declines to produce proof of identification by executing a provisional voter's affidavit furnished by the State Board of Elections, and to describe the voting procedure for casting a provisional ballot; create a new section of KRS Chapter 117 to describe how to validate a provisional voter's ballot by requiring the provisional voter to appear before the county clerk or county board of elections to provide an affidavit stating that the voter is the same individual who cast the provisional ballot, and to either show proof of identification or give a sworn statement that the voter is indigent and unable to obtain proof of identification or has a religious objection to being photographed; amend KRS 116.065 to include provisional ballots and absentee provisional ballots in the requirements for verification and the penalties of perjury; amend KRS 116.155 to describe the creation of an individual's voter identification number and the circumstances under which the number can be changed; amend KRS 117.066 to clarify that there are two ballot boxes that are transferred to the county board of elections, and change the reference to KRS 117.275 to conform to the provisions of this Act; amend KRS 117.075 to require proof of identification to be included with a person's application for an absentee ballot, and to set out the procedures for a voter to submit a provisional absentee voter's affidavit with a provisional absentee ballot if the voter did not submit a copy of his or her proof of identification or the proof of identification did not match the voter's voter identification number in the application for an absentee ballot; amend KRS 117.077 to require proof of identification to be sent with the absentee ballot request and provide for the voter to cast a provisional absentee ballot iff the voter did not submit proof of identification or the proof of identification did not match the voter's identification number; amend KRS 117.085 to set out the requirements for provisional absentee voting when voting by mail and for canceling the absentee ballots when the voter is able to vote in person on election day; amend KRS 117.0851 to include provisional absentee ballots with absentee ballots in the tabulation procedures; amend KRS 117.086 to provide instructions to the provisional absentee voter on how to vote a provisional absentee ballot; include provisional absentee ballots in absentee voting procedures; provide for provisional ballots for persons who appear in person to vote an absentee ballot but who are unable or decline to provide proof of identification;require separate ballot boxes and lists for absentee and provisional absentee ballots; amend KRS 117.0863 to include provisional absentee ballots in the requirements for absentee ballots; amend KRS 117.0865 to include provisional absentee ballots in the prohibition against aiding another in completing an absentee ballot or encouraging the voter to vote in a particular way; amend KRS 117.087 to clarify the method of processing provisional absentee ballots; amend KRS 117.145 to require the county clerk to print a sufficient number of provisional absentee ballots and provisional voter affidavits and to specify the form of the provisional absentee ballot; amend KRS 117.175 to include instructions for filling out provisional absentee ballots and provisional voter affidavits in the instruction cards provided by the county clerk; amend KRS 117.187 to include instruction on proof of identification in the training provided by the county board of elections; amend KRS 117.195 to include provisional ballots, provisional voter affidavits, and a locked ballot box for provisional ballots in the items furnished to each precinct by the county clerk; amend KRS 117.225 to require that a voter provide proof of identification that matches the voter's voter identification number in order to cast a vote in a precinct polling place; provide an exception to requiring proof of identification ifthe voter resides in a licensed care facility where the voting is taking place; amend KRS 117.227 to delete the requirement that a person's identify may be confirmed by personal acquaintance or by specific documents other than those documents designated as providing proof of identification; amend KRS 117.245 to specify that the challenge procedures do not apply to failure to provide proof of identification; amend KRS 117.255 to include provisional voters and provisional ballots in the instructions for marking a spoiled ballot; amend KRS 117.265 to include provisional voters and provisional ballots in the instructions for write-in candidates; amend KRS 117.275 to provide for tabulation of provisional ballots by the county board of elections; amend KRS 117.305 to include provisional ballots and provisional absentee ballots in the recanvassing procedures; amend KRS 117.365 to include provisional voter affidavits in the documents to be presented to the grand jury; amend KRS 117.375 to include provisional ballot and provisional absentee ballot in the definition of "ballot" or "official ballot" and to define "proof of identification," "provisional voter" and "provisional absentee voter," and "provisional ballot" or "provisional absentee ballot"; amend KRS 117.383 to include provisional ballot cards in the State Board of Elections requirement to design ballot cards; amend KRS 117.385 to include instructions on how a voter is to place a provisional ballot with the accompanying affidavit in the appropriate envelope and box in the presence of a precinct election officer; amend KRS 117.995 to include provisional voting in the penalty provisions relating to voting; amend KRS 118.015 to define "ballot" or "official ballot" to include provisional ballots and provisional absentee ballots; amend KRS 118.305 to require the county clerk to print provisional ballots and provisional absentee ballots for the voting machines, and to ensure that provisional absentee ballots are not tabulated or recorded for any candidate who was replaced, to provide that candidates for members of boards of education shall have their names printed on the provisional ballots; ensure that only duly nominated candidates shall have their names printed on provisional absentee ballots and provisional ballots; amend KRS 118.405 to prohibit more than one appearance of a candidate's name on any provisional ballot or provisional absentee ballot; amend KRS 118A.010 to define "ballot" or "official ballot" to include provisional ballots and provisional absentee ballots; amend KRS 118A.100 to require county clerks to print on provisional ballots and provisional absentee ballots the candidates for offices of the Court of Justice; amend KRS 118A.130 to prohibit a judicial candidate"s name from appearing more than once on a provisional ballot or a provisional absentee ballot; amend KRS 118A.150 to only allow duly nominated candidates to the Court of Justice to have his or her name printed on provisional absentee ballots and provisional ballots; amend KRS 119.005 to define "ballot" or "official ballot" to include provisional ballots and provisional absentee ballots; and amend KRS 120.005 to define "ballot" or "official ballot" to include provisional ballots and provisional absentee ballots.
Feb 29-introduced in House
Mar 1-to Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H)