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2019 House Bill 5141: Revise absent voter counting details

Public Act 95 of 2020

Introduced by Rep. Julie Calley (R) on October 23, 2019
To authorize county absent voter counting boards that cities, townships and counties may form together, and delegate the absentee ballot counting process to these boards.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Elections and Ethics Committee on October 23, 2019
Reported in the House on January 22, 2020
Refer to the Committee on Ways and Means with the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted.
Referred to the House Ways and Means Committee on January 22, 2020
Reported in the House on February 4, 2020
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Received in the Senate on February 20, 2020
Referred to the Senate Elections Committee on February 20, 2020
Reported in the Senate on March 12, 2020
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered in the Senate on June 10, 2020
To make it a condition that the choice of local governments to create one these ballot counting boards must not create any additional duties or responsibilities for the Secretary of State elections bureau.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on June 10, 2020
To authorize county absent voter counting boards that cities, townships and counties may form together, and delegate the absentee ballot counting process to these boards. This would not be allowed to be used for the first time in a county during the November 2020 general election.
Received in the House on June 10, 2020
Signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on June 23, 2020

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