HB406 (2021) Detail

Relative to the ability of the public to observe the processing and counting of absentee ballots.


HB 406  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2021 SESSION

21-0525

11/05

 

HOUSE BILL 406

 

AN ACT relative to the ability of the public to observe the processing and counting of absentee ballots.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Love, Rock. 6; Rep. Prudhomme-O'Brien, Rock. 6; Rep. Pitre, Straf. 2; Rep. Wallace, Rock. 12

 

COMMITTEE: Election Law

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires that the public be permitted to observe the processing and counting of absentee ballots.

 

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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

21-0525

11/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty One

 

AN ACT relative to the ability of the public to observe the processing and counting of absentee ballots.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1  Counting of Votes; Absentee Ballots.  Amend RSA 659:63 to read as follows:

659:63 Counting to be Public.  

I.  The counting of votes shall be public and conducted within the guardrail and shall not be adjourned nor postponed until it shall have been completed. No ballot shall be placed within 4 feet of the guardrail during the counting of votes.

II.  Members of the public shall be permitted to observe the processing and counting of absentee ballots without obstruction and from a distance of 6 feet from such processing and counting.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

Links

HB406 at GenCourtMobile
HB406 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
March 4, 2021 House Hearing
March 8, 2021 House Exec Session
March 10, 2021 House Exec Session

Bill Text Revisions

HB406 Revision: 31747 Date: Jan. 10, 2021, 10:08 a.m.

Docket


March 10, 2021: Executive Session: 03/10/2021 10:20 am Members of the public may attend using the following link: To join the webinar: https://zoom.us/j/95087806399 (if necessary)


March 8, 2021: Executive Session: 03/08/2021 12:00 pm Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://zoom.us/j/91394352757


March 4, 2021: Public Hearing: 03/04/2021 02:15 pm Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://zoom.us/j/91092569734 Executive session on pending legislation may be held throughout the day (time permitting) from the time the committee is initially convened.


Jan. 6, 2021: Introduced (in recess of) 01/06/2021 and referred to Election Law HJ 2 P. 46