HB 675

84(R) - 2015
House Elections
House Elections

Vote Recommendation

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  • Positive
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Greg Bonnen

Bill Caption

Relating to the use of a mobile phone by a person occupying a voting station.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

This legislation would amend the Election Code to allow for the use of certain devices while occupying a voting station. 

Vote Recommendation Notes

We support this legislation for it's intent to promote personal responsibility. Currently, the use of mobile devices is prohibited for any reason within a polling location. This legislation would allow for the use of a mobile device for the purpose of accessing information created prior to entering a polling location; such as a list of candidates or a slate card sent electronically. This is beneficial, due to some municipalities having a significant number of candidates on the ballot which sometimes causes confusion for voters. How an election judge or election administrator would verify that a voter is not using his or her mobile device for unapproved purposes while voting remains a question; but that is not enough reason for us to oppose an otherwise helpful bill.