2005-2006 Regular Session - HB 1286
Elections; absentee ballots; provisions
First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 2 of Title 21 of the O.C.G.A., relating to primaries and elections generally, so as to provide that challenges to absentee voters must be made no later than 12:00 Noon on the Monday prior to a primary, election, or runoff; to provide that a DRE unit that is accessible to disabled voters shall be provided at sites where absentee ballots are cast in person; to provide that the outer envelopes of absentee ballots may be opened on the Monday prior to a primary, election, or runoff; to provide in certain circumstances that the county election superintendent may begin the tabulation of absentee ballots prior to the close of the polls on the day of a primary, election, or runoff; to provide procedures for such tabulation; to provide that absentee ballots that are enclosed in an outer envelope but not contained in an inner envelope shall be counted; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Feb/28/2006 - House Committee Favorably Reported
Feb/09/2006 - House Second Readers
Feb/08/2006 - House First Readers
Feb/07/2006 - House Hopper