§ 163-130. Satellite voting places.
Overview of Statute
Section provides for the county board of elections by unanimous vote and upon approval submitted in writing to the State Board of Elections to provide for specially approved voting sites within the precinct other than the regular voting place for that precinct.
A county board of elections by unanimous vote may, upon approval of a request submitted in writing to the State Board, establish a plan whereby elderly or disabled voters in a precinct may vote at designated sites within the precinct other than the regular voting place for that precinct. Any approval under this section is only effective for one year and shall be annually reviewed for extension. The State Board shall approve a county board’s proposed plan if:
(1) All the satellite voting places to be used are listed in the county’s written request;
(2) The plan will in the State Board’s judgment overcome a barrier to voting by the elderly or disabled;
(3) Adequate security against fraud is provided for; and
(4) The plan does not unfairly favor or disfavor voters with regard to race or party affiliation.
(1991, (Reg. Sess., 1992), c. 1032, s. 10; 2013-381, s.26.1(a); 2017-6, s. 3; 2018-146, s. 3.1(a), (b).)
1. Definition for Voting place
“Voting place” means the building or area of the building that contains the voting enclosure.
2. Definition for board
The term “board” means the State Board with respect to all candidates for State, legislative, and judicial offices and the county board of elections with respect to all candidates for county and municipal offices. The term means the State Board with respect to all statewide referenda and the county board of elections conducting all local referenda.
3. Definition for Board
Board. – Any State board, commission, council, committee, task force,
authority, or similar public body, however denominated, created by statute or
executive order, as determined and designated by the State Board, except for
those public bodies that have only advisory authority.
4. Definition for State
“State” means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, or any territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States.
5. Definition for election
The term “election” means any general or special election, a first or second primary, a run-off election, or an election to fill a vacancy. The term “election” shall not include any local or statewide referendum.
6. Definition for Election
“Election” means the event in which voters cast votes in ballot items concerning proposals or candidates for office in this State or the United States. The term includes primaries, general elections, referenda, and special elections.