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  115.436.  Physically disabled may vote at polling place, procedure. — 1.  In jurisdictions using paper ballots and electronic voting systems, when any physically disabled voter within two hundred feet of a polling place is unable to enter the polling place, two election judges, one of each major political party, shall take a ballot, equipment and materials necessary for voting to the voter.  The voter shall mark the ballot, and the election judges shall place the ballot in an envelope and place it in the ballot box.

  2.  In jurisdictions using voting machines, when any physically disabled voter within two hundred feet of a polling place is unable to enter the polling place, two election judges, one of each major political party, shall take an absentee ballot to the voter.  The voter shall mark the ballot, and the election judges shall place the ballot in an envelope and place it in the ballot box.

  3.  Upon request to the election authority, the election authority in any jurisdiction shall designate a polling place accessible to any physically disabled voter other than the polling place to which that voter would normally be assigned to vote, provided that the candidates and issues voted on are consistent for both the designated location and the voting location for the voter's precinct.  Upon request, the election authority may also assign members of the physically disabled voter's household and such voter's caregiver to the same voting location as the physically disabled voter.  In no event shall a voter be assigned under this section to a designated location apart from the established voting location for the voter's precinct if the voter objects to the assignment to another location.

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(L. 1979 S.B. 275, A.L. 1983 S.B. 234, A.L. 2003 H.B. 511, A.L. 2005 H.B. 280, A.L. 2013 S.B. 99)


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