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2021 Senate Bill 285: Republican election rules package to establish rules on the use of absentee ballot drop boxes by cities and townships
Introduced by Sen. Lana Theis (R) on March 24, 2021
To require a person to show an original or a copy of identification when requesting an absentee ballot in person or by mail, with those unable to do so getting a "provisional" ballot that facilitates confirming its validity. This is part of a Republican election integrity legislative package comprised of Senate Bills 273 to 311.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Elections Committee on March 24, 2021
Reported in the Senate on June 3, 2021
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
To require a person to show an original or a copy of identification when requesting an absentee ballot in person or by mail, with those unable to do so getting a "provisional" ballot that facilitates confirming its validity. See also Senate Bills 303 and 304 authorize the “provisional” ballots, which require a voter to show documents within six days that verify his or her identity and address, without which the vote would not be counted.
Received in the House on June 16, 2021
Referred to the House Elections and Ethics Committee on June 16, 2021

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