HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

27

TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE, 2015

S.D. 1

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO ELECTIONS.

 

 

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

 


SECTION 1. Chapter 11, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to part VIII to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"11-   Ballot images. A voter shall not be prohibited from distributing or sharing an electronic or digital image of the voter's own marked ballot via social media or other means regardless of how the voter acquired the image; provided that this section shall not be a defense for any election offenses under chapter 19 or related offenses under the Penal Code."

SECTION 2. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 3. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.


 


 

Report Title:

Elections; Marked Ballot; Electronic or Digital Images

 

Description:

Allows a voter to distribute or share an electronic or digital image of the voter's own marked ballot via social media or other means. Establishes that distributing or sharing the image of a voter's own marked ballot is not a defense for any election offenses or related offenses under the Penal Code. (SD1)

 

 

 

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