Amendments for HB19-1108

House Journal, February 1
46 HB19-1108 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
47 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
48 recommendation:
49
50 Amend printed bill, page 5, line 19, after "(1)" insert "(a)".
51
52 Page 6, strike lines 4 through 6 and substitute:
53
54 "REGISTRATION.
55 (b) NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF THIS SECTION,
56 THIS SECTION ONLY APPLIES TO A SPECIAL DISTRICT WHOSE:
1 (I) BOARD OF DIRECTORS, BY RESOLUTION AT A PUBLIC HEARING,
2 PERMITS AN".
3
4 Page 6, strike line 9 and substitute:
5
6 "REQUIREMENTS OF THIS SECTION; AND
7 (II) REGULAR SPECIAL DISTRICT ELECTION IS NOT CONDUCTED AS
8 PART OF A COORDINATED ELECTION WITHIN THE MEANING OF SECTION
9 1-1-104 (6.5).".

House Journal, February 14
35 Amendment No. 1, State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Report, dated
36 January 31, 2019, and placed in member's bill file; Report also printed in
37 House Journal, February 1, 2019.
38
39 Amendment No. 2, by Representative(s) Liston.
40
41 Amend printed bill, page 12, after line 7 insert:
42
43 "SECTION 4. In Colorado Revised Statutes, add 32-1-806.7 as
44 follows:
45 32-1-806.7. Verification of signatures of nonresident eligible
46 electors - signature verification devices - procedures - training -
47 definition. (1) (a) IN EVERY SPECIAL DISTRICT ELECTION CONDUCTED ON
48 OR AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION, AN ELECTION JUDGE
49 SHALL, EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN SUBSECTION (1)(b) OF THIS SECTION,
50 COMPARE THE SIGNATURE ON THE SELF-AFFIRMATION ON EACH RETURN
51 ENVELOPE WITH THE SIGNATURE OF THE NONRESIDENT ELIGIBLE ELECTOR
806 52 ON THE NOTARIZED REGISTRATION FORM REQUIRED BY SECTION 32-1-
53 (2.5) IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS SECTION.
54 (b) THE DESIGNATED ELECTION OFFICIAL MAY ALLOW AN
55 ELECTION JUDGE TO USE A SIGNATURE VERIFICATION DEVICE TO COMPARE
56 THE SIGNATURE ON THE SELF-AFFIRMATION ON A RETURN ENVELOPE OF
1 A NONRESIDENT ELIGIBLE ELECTOR'S BALLOT WITH THE SIGNATURE OF
2 THE ELECTOR IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS SECTION.
3 (2) (a) THE ELECTION JUDGE MUST COMPARE THE SIGNATURE ON
4 THE SELF-AFFIRMATION ON EACH RETURN ENVELOPE WITH THE
5 SIGNATURE PROVIDED BY THE NONRESIDENT ELIGIBLE ELECTOR'S
6 NOTARIZED REGISTRATION FORM. THE ELECTION JUDGE MUST RESEARCH
7 THE SIGNATURE FURTHER IF THERE IS:
8 (I) AN OBVIOUS CHANGE IN THE SIGNATURE'S SLANT;
9 (II) A PRINTED SIGNATURE ON ONE DOCUMENT AND A CURSIVE
10 SIGNATURE ON THE OTHER DOCUMENT;
11 (III) A DIFFERENCE IN THE SIGNATURE'S SIZE OR SCALE;
12 (IV) A DIFFERENCE IN THE SIGNATURE'S INDIVIDUAL
13 CHARACTERISTICS, SUCH AS HOW THE "T'S" ARE CROSSED, "I'S" ARE
14 DOTTED, OR LOOPS ARE MADE ON "Y'S" OR "J'S";
15 (V) A DIFFERENCE IN THE ELECTOR'S SIGNATURE STYLE, SUCH AS
16 HOW THE LETTERS ARE CONNECTED AT THE TOP AND BOTTOM;
17 (VI) EVIDENCE THAT BALLOTS OR ENVELOPES FROM THE SAME
18 HOUSEHOLD HAVE BEEN SWITCHED; OR
19 (VII) ANY OTHER NOTICEABLE DISCREPANCY SUCH AS
20 MISSPELLED NAMES.
21 (b) (I) IF AN ELECTION JUDGE MUST CONDUCT FURTHER RESEARCH
22 ON AN ELECTOR'S SIGNATURE, HE OR SHE MUST CHECK THE ADDITIONAL
23 SIGNATURES PROVIDED BY THE NONRESIDENT ELIGIBLE ELECTOR, IF
24 AVAILABLE.
25 (II) AN ELECTION JUDGE MAY COMPARE ADDITIONAL
26 INFORMATION WRITTEN BY THE ELECTOR ON THE RETURN ENVELOPE,
27 SUCH AS THE ELECTOR'S ADDRESS AND DATE OF SIGNING. ANY
28 SIMILARITIES NOTED WHEN COMPARING OTHER INFORMATION MAY BE
29 USED AS PART OF THE SIGNATURE VERIFICATION DECISION PROCESS.
30 (III) IF AN ELECTION JUDGE DETERMINES THAT AN ELECTOR
31 INADVERTENTLY RETURNED HIS OR HER BALLOT IN ANOTHER HOUSEHOLD
32 MEMBER'S BALLOT RETURN ENVELOPE, THE ELECTION JUDGE MUST
33 PROCESS AND PREPARE THE BALLOT OF THE ELECTOR WHO SIGNED THE
34 SELF-AFFIRMATION FOR COUNTING IF IT IS OTHERWISE VALID. THE
35 ELECTION JUDGE NEED NOT SEND A SIGNATURE VERIFICATION
36 DISCREPANCY LETTER TO THE ELECTOR.
37 (c) IF THE ELECTION JUDGE DISPUTES THE SIGNATURE, THEY MUST
38 DOCUMENT THE DISCREPANCY AND THE RESEARCH STEPS TAKEN IN A LOG
39 THAT IDENTIFIES THE ELECTOR ONLY BY NAME AND ELECTOR
40 IDENTIFICATION NUMBER, DOES NOT CONTAIN THE ELECTOR'S SIGNATURE,
41 NOTES THE FINAL RESOLUTION AND BALLOT DISPOSITION, AND IDENTIFIES
42 THE ELECTION JUDGE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FINAL RESOLUTION AND
43 BALLOT DISPOSITION.
44 (3) (a) IF THE ELECTION JUDGE DETERMINES THAT THE SIGNATURE
45 OF A NONRESIDENT ELIGIBLE ELECTOR ON THE SELF-AFFIRMATION
46 MATCHES THE ELECTOR'S SIGNATURE ON THE NOTARIZED REGISTRATION
47 FORM, THE ELECTION JUDGE SHALL FOLLOW APPLICABLE PROCEDURES
48 CONCERNING THE QUALIFICATION AND COUNTING OF MAIL BALLOTS.
49 (b) IF A SIGNATURE VERIFICATION DEVICE USED PURSUANT TO
50 SUBSECTION (1)(b) OF THIS SECTION DETERMINES THAT THE SIGNATURE
51 ON THE SELF-AFFIRMATION ON A RETURN ENVELOPE OF A NONRESIDENT
52 ELIGIBLE ELECTOR'S BALLOT MATCHES THE SIGNATURE OF THE ELECTOR,
53 THE SIGNATURE ON THE SELF-AFFIRMATION IS DEEMED VERIFIED AND THE
54 ELECTION JUDGE SHALL FOLLOW APPLICABLE PROCEDURES CONCERNING
55 THE QUALIFICATION AND COUNTING OF MAIL BALLOTS.
56 (4) IF, UPON COMPARING THE SIGNATURE OF A NONRESIDENT
1 ELIGIBLE ELECTOR ON THE SELF-AFFIRMATION ON THE RETURN ENVELOPE
2 WITH THE SIGNATURE OF THE NONRESIDENT ELIGIBLE ELECTOR, THE
3 ELECTION JUDGE DETERMINES THAT THE SIGNATURES DO NOT MATCH, OR
4 IF A SIGNATURE VERIFICATION DEVICE USED PURSUANT TO SUBSECTION
5 (1)(b) OF THIS SECTION IS UNABLE TO DETERMINE THAT THE SIGNATURES
6 MATCH, TWO OTHER ELECTION JUDGES SHALL SIMULTANEOUSLY
7 COMPARE THE SIGNATURES AND PROCEED ACCORDING TO SUBSECTION (5)
8 OF THIS SECTION.
9 (5) (a) IF THE TWO OTHER ELECTION JUDGES SPECIFIED IN
10 SUBSECTION (4) OF THIS SECTION AGREE THAT THE SIGNATURE OF A
11 NONRESIDENT ELIGIBLE ELECTOR ON THE SELF-AFFIRMATION MATCHES
12 THE ELECTOR'S SIGNATURE, THE INITIAL ELECTION JUDGE SHALL FOLLOW
13 APPLICABLE PROCEDURES CONCERNING THE QUALIFICATION AND
14 COUNTING OF MAIL BALLOTS.
15 (b) IN THE CASE OF A DISAGREEMENT BETWEEN THE TWO OTHER
16 ELECTION JUDGES AS TO WHETHER THE SIGNATURE OF A NONRESIDENT
17 ELIGIBLE ELECTOR ON THE SELF-AFFIRMATION ON THE RETURN ENVELOPE
18 MATCHES THE SIGNATURE OF THE NONRESIDENT ELIGIBLE ELECTOR
19 PURSUANT TO THE PROCEDURES SPECIFIED IN SUBSECTION (4) OF THIS
20 SECTION, THE SIGNATURES ARE DEEMED TO MATCH AND THE INITIAL
21 ELECTION JUDGE SHALL FOLLOW APPLICABLE PROCEDURES CONCERNING
22 THE QUALIFICATION AND COUNTING OF MAIL BALLOTS.
23 (c) (I) IF BOTH OTHER ELECTION JUDGES AGREE THAT THE
24 SIGNATURES DO NOT MATCH, THE DESIGNATED ELECTION OFFICIAL SHALL,
25 WITHIN THREE DAYS AFTER THE SIGNATURE DEFICIENCY HAS BEEN
26 CONFIRMED, BUT IN NO EVENT LATER THAN TWO DAYS AFTER ELECTION
27 DAY, SEND TO THE NONRESIDENT ELIGIBLE ELECTOR AT THE ADDRESS
28 INDICATED IN THE REGISTRATION RECORDS A LETTER EXPLAINING THE
29 DISCREPANCY IN SIGNATURES AND A FORM FOR THE NONRESIDENT
30 ELIGIBLE ELECTOR TO CONFIRM THAT THE ELECTOR RETURNED A BALLOT
31 TO THE DESIGNATED ELECTION OFFICIAL.
32 (II) (A) IF THE DESIGNATED ELECTION OFFICIAL RECEIVES THE
33 FORM WITHIN EIGHT DAYS AFTER ELECTION DAY CONFIRMING THAT THE
34 ELECTOR RETURNED A BALLOT TO THE OFFICIAL, AND IF THE BALLOT IS
35 OTHERWISE VALID, THE BALLOT MUST BE COUNTED.
36 (B) IF THE NONRESIDENT ELIGIBLE ELECTOR RETURNS THE FORM
37 INDICATING THAT THE ELECTOR DID NOT RETURN A BALLOT TO THE
38 DESIGNATED ELECTION OFFICIAL, OR IF THE NONRESIDENT ELIGIBLE
39 ELECTOR DOES NOT RETURN THE FORM WITHIN EIGHT DAYS AFTER
40 ELECTION DAY, THE SELF-AFFIRMATION ON THE RETURN ENVELOPE MUST
41 BE CATEGORIZED AS INCORRECT AND THE BALLOT SHALL NOT BE
42 COUNTED. AN ORIGINAL RETURN ENVELOPE WITH AN ENCLOSED SECRECY
43 ENVELOPE CONTAINING A VOTED BALLOT THAT IS NOT COUNTED IN
44 ACCORDANCE WITH THIS SUBSECTION (5)(c)(II)(B) MUST BE STORED IN
45 THE OFFICE OF THE DESIGNATED ELECTION OFFICIAL IN A SECURE
46 LOCATION SEPARATE FROM VALID RETURN ENVELOPES AND MAY BE
47 REMOVED ONLY BY ORDER OF A COURT HAVING JURISDICTION.
48 (6) AN ELECTION JUDGE SHALL NOT DETERMINE THAT THE
49 SIGNATURE OF A NONRESIDENT ELIGIBLE ELECTOR ON THE
50 SELF-AFFIRMATION DOES NOT MATCH THE SIGNATURE OF THAT ELECTOR
51 SOLELY ON THE BASIS OF SUBSTITUTION OF INITIALS OR USE OF A COMMON
52 NICKNAME.
53 (7) THE DESIGNATED ELECTION OFFICIAL SHALL PROVIDE
54 TRAINING IN THE TECHNIQUES AND STANDARDS OF SIGNATURE
55 COMPARISON TO ELECTION JUDGES WHO COMPARE SIGNATURES
56 PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION.
1 (8) AS USED IN THIS SECTION, "NONRESIDENT ELIGIBLE ELECTOR"
2 MEANS AN ELECTOR WHO SATISFIES THE REQUIREMENTS OF SECTION
3 32-1-103 (5)(f).".
4
5 Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.
6
7 Laid over until February 15, retaining place on Calendar.
8 (For change in action, see the Committee of the Whole Report, page 301.

House Journal, February 15
53 Amendment No. 1, State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Report, dated
54 January 31, 2019, and placed in member's bill file; Report also printed in
55 House Journal, February 1, 2019.
1 Amendment No. 2, by Representative(s) Liston.
2
3 Amend the State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Committee Report, dated
4 January 31, 2019, page 1, strike line 1 and substitute:
5
6 "Amend printed bill, page 5, line 19, strike "- rules. (1)" and substitute "-
7 rules - repeal. (1) (a)".".
8
9 Page 1 of the report, line 11, after "A" insert "GENERAL, PRIMARY, OR".
10
11 Page 1 of the report, strike line 12 and substitute "1-1-104 (6.5).
12 (c) NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, A COUNTY
13 CLERK AND RECORDER IS NOT REQUIRED TO EITHER CONTRACT WITH A
14 SPECIAL DISTRICT THAT PERMITS THE REGISTRATION OF NONRESIDENT
15 ELIGIBLE ELECTORS IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 32-1-103 (5)(f) IN
16 CONNECTION WITH THE PROVISION OF ANY SERVICES OR TO ADMINISTER
17 ANY REGULAR SPECIAL DISTRICT ELECTION CONDUCTED BY SUCH SPECIAL
18 DISTRICT.".
19
20 Page 12 of the printed bill, after line 7 insert:
21
22 "(17) THIS SECTION IS REPEALED, EFFECTIVE, JULY 1, 2029.".".
23
24 Amendment No. 3, by Representative(s) Liston.
25
26 Amend printed bill, page 12, after line 7 insert:
27
28 "SECTION 4. In Colorado Revised Statutes, add 32-1-806.7 as
29 follows:
30 32-1-806.7. Verification of signatures of nonresident eligible
31 electors - signature verification devices - procedures - training -
32 definition. (1) (a) IN EVERY SPECIAL DISTRICT ELECTION CONDUCTED ON
33 OR AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION, AN ELECTION JUDGE
34 SHALL, EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN SUBSECTION (1)(b) OF THIS SECTION,
35 COMPARE THE SIGNATURE ON THE SELF-AFFIRMATION ON EACH RETURN
36 ENVELOPE WITH THE SIGNATURE OF THE NONRESIDENT ELIGIBLE ELECTOR
806 37 ON THE NOTARIZED REGISTRATION FORM REQUIRED BY SECTION 32-1-
38 (2.5) IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS SECTION.
39 (b) THE DESIGNATED ELECTION OFFICIAL MAY ALLOW AN
40 ELECTION JUDGE TO USE A SIGNATURE VERIFICATION DEVICE TO COMPARE
41 THE SIGNATURE ON THE SELF-AFFIRMATION ON A RETURN ENVELOPE OF
42 A NONRESIDENT ELIGIBLE ELECTOR'S BALLOT WITH THE SIGNATURE OF
43 THE ELECTOR IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS SECTION.
44 (2) (a) THE ELECTION JUDGE MUST COMPARE THE SIGNATURE ON
45 THE SELF-AFFIRMATION ON EACH RETURN ENVELOPE WITH THE
46 SIGNATURE PROVIDED BY THE NONRESIDENT ELIGIBLE ELECTOR'S
47 NOTARIZED REGISTRATION FORM. THE ELECTION JUDGE MUST RESEARCH
48 THE SIGNATURE FURTHER IF THERE IS:
49 (I) AN OBVIOUS CHANGE IN THE SIGNATURE'S SLANT;
50 (II) A PRINTED SIGNATURE ON ONE DOCUMENT AND A CURSIVE
51 SIGNATURE ON THE OTHER DOCUMENT;
52 (III) A DIFFERENCE IN THE SIGNATURE'S SIZE OR SCALE;
53 (IV) A DIFFERENCE IN THE SIGNATURE'S INDIVIDUAL
54 CHARACTERISTICS, SUCH AS HOW THE "T'S" ARE CROSSED, "I'S" ARE
55 DOTTED, OR LOOPS ARE MADE ON "Y'S" OR "J'S";
1 (V) A DIFFERENCE IN THE ELECTOR'S SIGNATURE STYLE, SUCH AS
2 HOW THE LETTERS ARE CONNECTED AT THE TOP AND BOTTOM;
3 (VI) EVIDENCE THAT BALLOTS OR ENVELOPES FROM THE SAME
4 HOUSEHOLD HAVE BEEN SWITCHED; OR
5 (VII) ANY OTHER NOTICEABLE DISCREPANCY SUCH AS
6 MISSPELLED NAMES.
7 (b) (I) IF AN ELECTION JUDGE MUST CONDUCT FURTHER RESEARCH
8 ON AN ELECTOR'S SIGNATURE, HE OR SHE MUST CHECK THE ADDITIONAL
9 SIGNATURES PROVIDED BY THE NONRESIDENT ELIGIBLE ELECTOR, IF
10 AVAILABLE.
11 (II) AN ELECTION JUDGE MAY COMPARE ADDITIONAL
12 INFORMATION WRITTEN BY THE ELECTOR ON THE RETURN ENVELOPE,
13 SUCH AS THE ELECTOR'S ADDRESS AND DATE OF SIGNING. ANY
14 SIMILARITIES NOTED WHEN COMPARING OTHER INFORMATION MAY BE
15 USED AS PART OF THE SIGNATURE VERIFICATION DECISION PROCESS.
16 (III) IF AN ELECTION JUDGE DETERMINES THAT AN ELECTOR
17 INADVERTENTLY RETURNED HIS OR HER BALLOT IN ANOTHER HOUSEHOLD
18 MEMBER'S BALLOT RETURN ENVELOPE, THE ELECTION JUDGE MUST
19 PROCESS AND PREPARE THE BALLOT OF THE ELECTOR WHO SIGNED THE
20 SELF-AFFIRMATION FOR COUNTING IF IT IS OTHERWISE VALID. THE
21 ELECTION JUDGE NEED NOT SEND A SIGNATURE VERIFICATION
22 DISCREPANCY LETTER TO THE ELECTOR.
23 (c) IF THE ELECTION JUDGE DISPUTES THE SIGNATURE, THEY MUST
24 DOCUMENT THE DISCREPANCY AND THE RESEARCH STEPS TAKEN IN A LOG
25 THAT IDENTIFIES THE ELECTOR ONLY BY NAME AND ELECTOR
26 IDENTIFICATION NUMBER, DOES NOT CONTAIN THE ELECTOR'S SIGNATURE,
27 NOTES THE FINAL RESOLUTION AND BALLOT DISPOSITION, AND IDENTIFIES
28 THE ELECTION JUDGE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FINAL RESOLUTION AND
29 BALLOT DISPOSITION.
30 (3) (a) IF THE ELECTION JUDGE DETERMINES THAT THE SIGNATURE
31 OF A NONRESIDENT ELIGIBLE ELECTOR ON THE SELF-AFFIRMATION
32 MATCHES THE ELECTOR'S SIGNATURE ON THE NOTARIZED REGISTRATION
33 FORM, THE ELECTION JUDGE SHALL FOLLOW APPLICABLE PROCEDURES
34 CONCERNING THE QUALIFICATION AND COUNTING OF MAIL BALLOTS.
35 (b) IF A SIGNATURE VERIFICATION DEVICE USED PURSUANT TO
36 SUBSECTION (1)(b) OF THIS SECTION DETERMINES THAT THE SIGNATURE
37 ON THE SELF-AFFIRMATION ON A RETURN ENVELOPE OF A NONRESIDENT
38 ELIGIBLE ELECTOR'S BALLOT MATCHES THE SIGNATURE OF THE ELECTOR,
39 THE SIGNATURE ON THE SELF-AFFIRMATION IS DEEMED VERIFIED AND THE
40 ELECTION JUDGE SHALL FOLLOW APPLICABLE PROCEDURES CONCERNING
41 THE QUALIFICATION AND COUNTING OF MAIL BALLOTS.
42 (4) IF, UPON COMPARING THE SIGNATURE OF A NONRESIDENT
43 ELIGIBLE ELECTOR ON THE SELF-AFFIRMATION ON THE RETURN ENVELOPE
44 WITH THE SIGNATURE OF THE NONRESIDENT ELIGIBLE ELECTOR, THE
45 ELECTION JUDGE DETERMINES THAT THE SIGNATURES DO NOT MATCH, OR
46 IF A SIGNATURE VERIFICATION DEVICE USED PURSUANT TO SUBSECTION
47 (1)(b) OF THIS SECTION IS UNABLE TO DETERMINE THAT THE SIGNATURES
48 MATCH, TWO OTHER ELECTION JUDGES SHALL SIMULTANEOUSLY
49 COMPARE THE SIGNATURES AND PROCEED ACCORDING TO SUBSECTION (5)
50 OF THIS SECTION.
51 (5) (a) IF THE TWO OTHER ELECTION JUDGES SPECIFIED IN
52 SUBSECTION (4) OF THIS SECTION AGREE THAT THE SIGNATURE OF A
53 NONRESIDENT ELIGIBLE ELECTOR ON THE SELF-AFFIRMATION MATCHES
54 THE ELECTOR'S SIGNATURE, THE INITIAL ELECTION JUDGE SHALL FOLLOW
55 APPLICABLE PROCEDURES CONCERNING THE QUALIFICATION AND
1 COUNTING OF MAIL BALLOTS.
2 (b) IN THE CASE OF A DISAGREEMENT BETWEEN THE TWO OTHER
3 ELECTION JUDGES AS TO WHETHER THE SIGNATURE OF A NONRESIDENT
4 ELIGIBLE ELECTOR ON THE SELF-AFFIRMATION ON THE RETURN ENVELOPE
5 MATCHES THE SIGNATURE OF THE NONRESIDENT ELIGIBLE ELECTOR
6 PURSUANT TO THE PROCEDURES SPECIFIED IN SUBSECTION (4) OF THIS
7 SECTION, THE SIGNATURES ARE DEEMED TO MATCH AND THE INITIAL
8 ELECTION JUDGE SHALL FOLLOW APPLICABLE PROCEDURES CONCERNING
9 THE QUALIFICATION AND COUNTING OF MAIL BALLOTS.
10 (c) (I) IF BOTH OTHER ELECTION JUDGES AGREE THAT THE
11 SIGNATURES DO NOT MATCH, THE DESIGNATED ELECTION OFFICIAL SHALL,
12 WITHIN THREE DAYS AFTER THE SIGNATURE DEFICIENCY HAS BEEN
13 CONFIRMED, BUT IN NO EVENT LATER THAN TWO DAYS AFTER ELECTION
14 DAY, SEND TO THE NONRESIDENT ELIGIBLE ELECTOR AT THE ADDRESS
15 INDICATED IN THE REGISTRATION RECORDS A LETTER EXPLAINING THE
16 DISCREPANCY IN SIGNATURES AND A FORM FOR THE NONRESIDENT
17 ELIGIBLE ELECTOR TO CONFIRM THAT THE ELECTOR RETURNED A BALLOT
18 TO THE DESIGNATED ELECTION OFFICIAL.
19 (II) (A) IF THE DESIGNATED ELECTION OFFICIAL RECEIVES THE
20 FORM WITHIN EIGHT DAYS AFTER ELECTION DAY CONFIRMING THAT THE
21 ELECTOR RETURNED A BALLOT TO THE OFFICIAL, AND IF THE BALLOT IS
22 OTHERWISE VALID, THE BALLOT MUST BE COUNTED.
23 (B) IF THE NONRESIDENT ELIGIBLE ELECTOR RETURNS THE FORM
24 INDICATING THAT THE ELECTOR DID NOT RETURN A BALLOT TO THE
25 DESIGNATED ELECTION OFFICIAL, OR IF THE NONRESIDENT ELIGIBLE
26 ELECTOR DOES NOT RETURN THE FORM WITHIN EIGHT DAYS AFTER
27 ELECTION DAY, THE SELF-AFFIRMATION ON THE RETURN ENVELOPE MUST
28 BE CATEGORIZED AS INCORRECT AND THE BALLOT SHALL NOT BE
29 COUNTED. AN ORIGINAL RETURN ENVELOPE WITH AN ENCLOSED SECRECY
30 ENVELOPE CONTAINING A VOTED BALLOT THAT IS NOT COUNTED IN
31 ACCORDANCE WITH THIS SUBSECTION (5)(c)(II)(B) MUST BE STORED IN
32 THE OFFICE OF THE DESIGNATED ELECTION OFFICIAL IN A SECURE
33 LOCATION SEPARATE FROM VALID RETURN ENVELOPES AND MAY BE
34 REMOVED ONLY BY ORDER OF A COURT HAVING JURISDICTION.
35 (6) AN ELECTION JUDGE SHALL NOT DETERMINE THAT THE
36 SIGNATURE OF A NONRESIDENT ELIGIBLE ELECTOR ON THE
37 SELF-AFFIRMATION DOES NOT MATCH THE SIGNATURE OF THAT ELECTOR
38 SOLELY ON THE BASIS OF SUBSTITUTION OF INITIALS OR USE OF A COMMON
39 NICKNAME.
40 (7) THE DESIGNATED ELECTION OFFICIAL SHALL PROVIDE
41 TRAINING IN THE TECHNIQUES AND STANDARDS OF SIGNATURE
42 COMPARISON TO ELECTION JUDGES WHO COMPARE SIGNATURES
43 PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION.
44 (8) AS USED IN THIS SECTION, "NONRESIDENT ELIGIBLE ELECTOR"
45 MEANS AN ELECTOR WHO SATISFIES THE REQUIREMENTS OF SECTION
46 32-1-103 (5)(f).".
47
48 Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.
49
50 As amended, ordered engrossed and placed on the Calendar for Third
51 Reading and Final Passage.
52