REPORT TITLE:
Elections; Vote by Mail


DESCRIPTION:
Establishes provision for elections by mail. (SD1)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                        
THE SENATE                              S.B. NO.           913
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 1999                                S.D. 1
STATE OF HAWAII                                            
                                                             
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                   A  BILL  FOR  AN  ACT

RELATING TO ELECTIONS BY MAIL.



BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 1      SECTION 1.  Chapter 11, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended
 
 2 by adding a new section to part IX to be appropriately designated
 
 3 and to read as follows:
 
 4      "11-    Federal, state, and county elections by mail.  (a)
 
 5 A state or county election held other than on the date of a
 
 6 regularly scheduled primary or general election may be conducted
 
 7 by mail; provided that the election is statewide or countywide.
 
 8 A federal election held other than on the date of a regularly
 
 9 scheduled primary or general election may also be conducted by
 
10 mail.
 
11      (b)  The chief election officer shall determine whether a
 
12 federal or state election, other than a regularly scheduled
 
13 primary or general election, may be conducted by mail or at
 
14 polling places.
 
15      (c)  The county clerk shall determine whether a countywide
 
16 election, held other than on the date of a regularly scheduled
 
17 primary or general election, may be conducted by mail or at
 
18 polling places.  An election by mail in the county shall be under
 
19 the supervision of the county clerk.
 
20      (d)  The chief election officer shall adopt rules pursuant
 

 
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 1 to chapter 91 to provide for uniformity in the conduct of
 
 2 federal, statewide, and countywide elections by mail."
 
 3      SECTION 2.  New statutory material is underscored.
 
 4      SECTION 3.  This Act shall take effect upon its approval.