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S.366

AN ACT RELATING TO THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE VOTER’S OATH OR AFFIRMATION

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

Sec. 1.  17 V.S.A. § 2124 is amended to read:

§ 2124.  VOTER’S OATH OR AFFIRMATION; HOW ADMINISTERED

(a)  The voter’s oath may be administered within the state of Vermont by:

(1)  any a person authorized by the law of this state to administer
oaths, by and affirmations;

(2)  any a member of a board of civil authority, or any presiding officer;

(3)  a commissioned officer of the military service;

(4)  any other person qualified to administer oaths and affirmations, within or outside the United States, by the laws of the place in which the oath or affirmation is administered;

(5)  any other person over the age of 18; or

(6)  an applicant for addition to the checklist who attests to having taken the oath or affirmation under the penalty of perjury.

(b)  A military service or other early or absentee voter may also be administered the voter’s oath, within or without the state of Vermont, by any commissioned officer of the military service or by any other person qualified to administer oaths, within or without the United States, by the laws of the place in which the oath is administered.  The person administering the oath shall subscribe his or her name and rank or title. Neither a seal nor the place where the oath is administered shall be required.

(c)  A person who administers the voter’s oath or affirmation to another shall forthwith sign the appropriate place on the application or sign some other written notification giving the person’s name and the date the oath or affirmation was administered.

(d)(c)  The town clerk shall keep the completed applications for addition to the checklist.  If the written notification that a person has taken the oath or affirmation is submitted separately from the application, it shall be filed along with the application.  The town clerk shall verify, upon request, that a voter has been given the oath or affirmation.



Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont


www.leg.state.vt.us