SB 485 - AS INTRODUCED
SENATE BILL 485
SPONSORS: Sen. Gray, Dist 6; Sen. Ward, Dist 8; Sen. Reagan, Dist 17; Sen. Birdsell, Dist 19; Sen. Bradley, Dist 3; Sen. Carson, Dist 14; Rep. Gay, Rock. 8
COMMITTEE: Election Law and Municipal Affairs
This bill clarifies the circumstances under which certain persons are disqualified from performing certain duties of an election official.
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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.
Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]
Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
658:24 Disqualification of Certain Persons. Any person, other than a moderator, clerk, selectman, inspector of election, or supervisor of the checklist, whose name appears on a ballot for an elective position, other than a position of an election official, shall be disqualified from performing duties as an election official in that election. A moderator, clerk, selectman, inspector of election, or supervisor of the checklist whose name appears on a ballot for an elective position, other than the position of an election official, shall be disqualified from the handling of marked ballots and the counting of votes pursuant to RSA 659:58.
659:58 Disqualification of Officials. Any election official[, other than the moderator,] who is also a candidate for office, other than a position of an election official, shall not be allowed to remain in the area designated for the handling of marked ballots and for the counting of votes within the guardrail during the counting of votes for an office for which he is a candidate. Such official shall disqualify himself from election duties relating to the tabulation of votes; and the moderator shall appoint an assistant who shall take the same oath as, serve in the same capacity as, and have all the powers of the election official who is disqualified until such official may properly return. The moderator may assign any election official disqualified pursuant to this section to other duties not related to the tabulation of votes.
|Jan. 22, 2020||Senate||Hearing|
|Feb. 13, 2020||Senate||Floor Vote|
|March 17, 2020||House||Hearing|
: Died on Table
June 30, 2020: Vacated and Laid on Table MA VV 06/30/2020 HJ 10 P. 3
March 17, 2020: ==CANCELLED== Public Hearing: 03/17/2020 01:00 pm LOB 308
Feb. 20, 2020: Introduced 02/20/2020 and referred to Election Law HJ 5 P. 56
Feb. 13, 2020: Ought to Pass: MA, VV; OT3rdg; 02/13/2020; SJ 4
Feb. 13, 2020: Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 02/13/2020; Vote 5-0; CC; SC 6
Jan. 22, 2020: Hearing: 01/22/2020, Room 102, LOB, 09:15 am; SC 3
Jan. 8, 2020: To Be Introduced 01/08/2020 and Referred to Election Law and Municipal Affairs; SJ 1