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CSHB 83(STA): "An Act relating to voting by electronic transmission in a state election; and providing for an effective date."

00                       CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 83(STA)                                                                     
01 "An Act relating to voting by electronic transmission in a state election; and providing                                
02 for an effective date."                                                                                                 
03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:                                                                
04    * Section 1. AS 15.20.066(a) is amended to read:                                                                   
05 (a)  The director shall adopt regulations applicable to the delivery of absentee                                        
06 ballots by electronic transmission in a state election and to the use of electronic                                     
07 transmission absentee voting in a state election by qualified voters. The regulations                                   
08       [MUST]                                                                                                            
09                 (1)  must require the voter to comply with the same time deadlines as                               
10       for voting in person on or before the closing hour of the polls;                                                  
11                 (2)  must ensure the accuracy and, to the greatest degree possible, the                             
12       integrity and secrecy of the ballot process;                                                                  
13                 (3)  must allow an absentee ballot to be sent to the voter by                                       
14       facsimile or other electronic transmission approved by the director;                                          
01                 (4)  may not allow a voter to return an absentee ballot by facsimile.                               
02    * Sec. 2. AS 15.20.066(b) is repealed.                                                                             
03    * Sec. 3. This Act takes effect January 1, 2020.