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  115.906.  Secretary of state to implement, duties. — 1.  The secretary of state shall be responsible for implementing sections 115.900 to 115.936 and the state's responsibilities under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act, 42 U.S.C.  Section 1973ff, et seq.

  2.  The secretary of state shall make available to covered voters information regarding voter registration procedures for covered voters and procedures for casting military-overseas ballots.  The secretary of state may delegate the responsibility under this subsection only to the state office designated in compliance with Section 102(b)(1) of the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act, 42 U.S.C. Section 1973ff-1(b)(1).

  3.  The secretary of state shall establish an electronic transmission system through which a covered voter may apply for and receive voter registration materials, military-overseas ballots, and other information under sections 115.900 to 115.936.

  4.  The secretary of state shall:

  (1)  Develop standardized absentee-voting materials, including privacy and transmission envelopes and their electronic equivalents, authentication materials, and voting instructions, to be used with the military-overseas ballot of a voter authorized to vote in any jurisdiction in this state; and

  (2)  To the extent reasonably possible, coordinate with other states to carry out this subsection.

  5.  The secretary of state shall prescribe the form and content of a declaration for use by a covered voter to swear or affirm specific representations pertaining to the voter's identity, eligibility to vote, status as a covered voter, and timely and proper completion of a military-overseas ballot.  The declaration shall be based on the declaration prescribed to accompany a federal write-in absentee ballot, as modified to be consistent with sections 115.900 to 115.936.  The secretary of state shall ensure that a form for the execution of the declaration, including an indication of the date of execution of the declaration, is a prominent part of all balloting materials for which the declaration is required.

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(L. 2013 S.B. 116)

Effective 7-01-14


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