§3-3-2b. Special absentee voting list


Published: 2015

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WVC 3 - 3 - 2 B

§3-3-2b. Special absentee voting list.

     (a) Any person who is registered and otherwise qualified to

vote and who is permanently and totally physically disabled and who

is unable to vote in person at the polls in an election may apply

to the official designated to supervise and conduct absentee voting

for placement on the special absentee voting list.

     (b) Any person who is registered and otherwise qualified to

vote and who is participating in the Address Confidentiality

Program as established by section one hundred three, article

twenty-eight-a, chapter forty-eight of this code, may apply to the

program manager within the office of the Secretary of State for

placement on the special absentee voting list. The program manager

will notify the designated county contact to coordinate the

provision of an absentee ballot to the program participant.

     (c) The application is to be on a form prescribed by the

Secretary of State which is to include:

     (1) The voter's name and signature,

     (2) Residence address unless the applicant is a participant in

the Address Confidentiality Program as established by section one

hundred three, article twenty-eight-a, chapter forty-eight of this

code; and

     (3) (A) A statement that the voter is permanently and totally

physically disabled and would be unable to vote in person at the

polls in any election, a description of the nature of that

disability, and a statement signed by a physician to that effect;

or

     (B) A statement that the voter is a program participant in the Address Confidentiality Program.

     (d) Upon receipt of a properly completed application, the

official designated to supervise and conduct absentee voting shall

enter the name on the special absentee voting list, which is to be

maintained in a secure and permanent record. The person's name will

remain active on the list until: (1) The person requests in writing

that his or her name be removed; (2) the person removes his or her

residence from the county, is purged from the voter registration

books or otherwise becomes ineligible to vote; (3) a ballot mailed

to the address provided on the application is returned

undeliverable by the United States postal service; (4) the death of

the person; or (5) in the case of a Address Confidentiality Program

participant, withdrawal or removal from that program.

     (e) The official designated to supervise and conduct absentee

voting shall mail an absentee ballot by mail to each person active

on the special absentee voting list due to disability not later

than forty-six days before each election. The Address

Confidentiality Program manager shall, in coordination with the

designated county contact, mail to each person on the special

absentee voting list due to participation in the Address

Confidentiality Program an absentee ballot by mail not later than

forty-six days before each election.





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