84(R) - 2015
Relating to the use of voting stations accessible to persons with disabilities in certain elections.
The Secretary of State indicates that there would be one-time technology related costs to code the necessary software for this project. The Secretary of State estimates this cost at $104,000 (one contractor at $100.00 per hour for 1,040 hours).
This legislation would amend the Election Code to change the type of elections to which statutory
provisions governing access to a voting station by persons with disabilities in certain political
subdivisions. The bill changes the date from the
90th day before the date of an election to the 10th day after the date an election is ordered the
deadline for a county or political subdivision to make a "showing of undue burden" (by filing an
application with the Secretary of State that states the reasons that compliance with certain
statutory requirements for access to a voting station by persons with disabilities would constitute
an undue burden).
Vote Recommendation Notes
We remain neutral on this legislation, as it does not weigh for or against the principles we consider when providing bill analysis.