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BILL AS INTRODUCED 2007-2008

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S.167

Introduced by Committee on Government Operations

Date:

Subject:  Elections; voter registration

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to require town clerks to accept applications for the checklist until 5:00 p.m. on the Wednesday preceding the day of the election.

AN ACT RELATING TO VOTER REGISTRATION

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1.  17 V.S.A. § 2144(a) is amended to read:

(a)  The town clerk shall not accept applications for persons’ names to be placed on the checklist after 12:00 noon 5:00 p.m. on the second Monday Wednesday preceding the day of the election.  The town clerk’s office shall be kept open on the second Monday Wednesday preceding the day of the election from no later than 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m., for the purpose of receiving applications for addition to the checklist.  For purposes of this subsection, a mail application or an application submitted to the department of motor vehicles in connection with a motor vehicle driver’s license or an application accepted by a voter registration agency shall be considered to have met the filing deadline established by this subsection if the application is postmarked, submitted or accepted by 12:00 noon 5:00 p.m. of the second Monday Wednesday preceding the day of the election.



Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
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Montpelier, Vermont


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