IDAHO SECRETARY OF STATE
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Ben Ysursa, Secretary of State

2012 PROPOSED BALLOT INITIATIVES

Contact Person / Organization  

Idaho Vote By Mail, Inc.
PO Box 489
Fruitland ID 83619
(208) 707-2366

     
Status   The deadline to submit petitions has passed. Proposed initiative will not appear on the November 2012 ballot.
     
Short Ballot Title   An initiative providing for permanent absentee balloting.
     
Long Ballot Title  

An initiative providing for permanent absentee balloting by amending Section 34-1002, Idaho Code, to include a provision for a voter to elect to be a permanent absentee voter; that such permanent absentee voter automatically receive an absentee ballot for each election for which the voter is entitled to vote; that a permanent absentee voter need not submit a separate request for each election; that such absentee ballots be tabulated in the same manner as other absentee ballots; and that the status of a permanent absentee voter shall terminate upon written request of the voter, death or disqualification of the voter, cancellation of the voter's registration record, or return of an absentee ballot as undeliverable.

     
Attorney General Certificate of Review   Can be viewed by following this link to the Attorney General's web site. This document is provided in PDF file format, you must have Acrobat Reader to view the file.
     

Full Text

 

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Idaho that Section 34-1002, Idaho Code, be, and the same hereby is amended by adding the following paragraph as the third paragraph of said Section:

Any registered elector may make written application to the county clerk for status as a permanent absentee voter. The county clerk shall notify each political subdivision of an elector's status as a permanent absentee voter pursuant to section 34-1408, Idaho Code. Each qualified registered permanent absentee voter shall automatically receive an absentee ballot for each election for which the elector is entitled to vote and need not submit a separate request for each election. Ballots received from permanent absentee voters shall be validated, processed and tabulated in the same manner as other absentee ballots. Status as a permanent absentee voter shall be terminated upon any of the following events: the written request of the voter; the death or disqualification of the voter; the cancellation of the voter's registration record; or the return of an ongoing absentee ballot as undeliverable.


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