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HB 115: "An Act relating to absentee voting; and providing for an effective date."

00                             HOUSE BILL NO. 115                                                                          
01 "An Act relating to absentee voting; and providing for an effective date."                                              
02 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:                                                                
03    * Section 1. AS 15.20.081 is amended by adding a new subsection to read:                                           
04 (m)  An absentee ballot application must include an option for a qualified voter                                        
05 to choose to receive absentee ballots by mail for future regularly scheduled state                                      
06 elections. The division may not require a voter who chooses this option to reapply for                                  
07       an absentee ballot by mail unless                                                                                 
08                 (1)  the voter has not voted an absentee ballot for a period of four years;                             
09       or                                                                                                                
10                 (2)  the voter's previous absentee ballot sent under this section was                                   
11       returned to the division as undeliverable.                                                                        
12    * Sec. 2. This Act takes effect January 1, 2020.