House Bill 596

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Last Action 03/17/20: posted in committee
Title AN ACT relating to elections.
Bill Documents Introduced
Fiscal Impact Statement Local Mandate
Bill Request Number 1619
Sponsor J. Nemes
Summary of Original Version Create a new section of KRS Chapter 117 to provide for voting centers upon approval by the State Board of Elections under certain conditions; amend KRS 116.045 and 116.055 to change the last date for voter registration to 21 days before any primary or election and adjust the time requirements for party registration for voting in a primary; amend KRS 117.045 to expand the voters who can serve as precinct election officers; permit county clerks to appoint precinct election officers under certain circumstances; provide that precinct election officers may serve not more than six and a half hours under certain guidelines; amend KRS 117.066 to permit the designation of one voting location for more than one precinct; amend KRS 117.077 to include children and parents as voters who can request a mail-in absentee ballot in a medical emergency; amend KRS 117.085 to provide that voters who cannot vote on election day due to classification as essential personnel or due to employment conflicts, injury or illness of a family member, or bereavement may vote an absentee ballot; amend KRS 118.035 to extend the hours the polls are open from 6 p.m. prevailing time to 7 p.m. prevailing time; amend KRS 117.195. 117.205, 117.175, and 117.355 to conform.
Index Headings of Original Version Local Mandate - Voting locations, establishment of
County Clerks - Precinct election officers, appointment of
County Clerks - Voter registration, change in deadline for
County Clerks - Voting locations, establishment of
Elections and Voting - County board of elections, voting locations, establishment of
Elections and Voting - Hours polls open on election day, extension of
Elections and Voting - Precinct election officers, appointment of
Elections and Voting - Precinct election officers, hours of service
Elections and Voting - Precinct election officers, qualifications for service as
Elections and Voting - Voter registration, change in deadline for
Elections and Voting - Voting locations, establishment of
State Agencies - State Board of Elections, voting locations, approval of
State Agencies - State Board of Elections, voting locations, duties of

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03/02/20
  • introduced in House
03/04/20
  • to Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H)
03/17/20
  • posted in committee


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