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S.F. No. 2725 - Electronic Voting Systems Modifications; Alternative Printed Ballot Styles (As Amended by the A-1 Amendment)
Author: Senator John A. Hoffman
Prepared By: Alexis C. Stangl, Senate Counsel (651/296-4397)
Date: March 18, 2016


Section 1 allows a jurisdiction that uses an electronic voting system to omit information on a paper ballot and instead display it on a touch screen or other electronic device.

Section 2 requires the precinct summary statements to include the number of voted ballots indicating only a voter's choices.

Section 3 requires an electronic voting system to generate a marked paper ballot that shows the voter’s selections. Using multiple formats of electronic voting systems within a jurisdiction is not a violation of the voter’s right to vote in secret so long as the format of electronic voting system used by a voter is not recorded.

Section 4 provides that if there is a recount or postelection review in a precinct where multiple ballot formats are used, a ballot style that was used by ten or fewer voters in the precinct must be combined with the ballots of another precinct. The ballots must be only combined with ballots of another precinct so that the combined number of each format is ten or higher.


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