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H0562......................................................by STATE AFFAIRS ELECTION BOARDS - Amends existing law to authorize appointment of students to election boards under certain conditions. 01/27 House intro - 1st rdg - to printing 01/28 Rpt prt - to St Aff 02/04 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg 02/05 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg 02/10 3rd rdg - PASSED - 68-0-2 AYES -- Andersen, Barraclough, Barrett, Bauer, Bayer, Bedke, Bell, Black, Block, Boe, Bolz, Bradford, Campbell, Cannon, Clark, Collins, Crow, Cuddy, Deal, Denney, Douglas, Eberle, Edmunson, Ellsworth, Eskridge, Field(18), Field(23), Gagner, Garrett, Harwood, Henbest, Jaquet, Jones, Kellogg, Kulczyk, Lake, Langford, Langhorst, Martinez, McGeachin, McKague, Meyer, Miller, Mitchell, Naccarato, Nielsen, Pasley-Stuart, Raybould, Ridinger, Ring, Ringo, Roberts, Robison, Rydalch, Sali, Sayler, Schaefer, Shepherd, Shirley, Skippen, Smith(30), Smith(24), Smylie, Snodgrass, Stevenson, Trail, Wills, Mr. Speaker NAYS -- None Absent and excused -- Moyle, Wood Floor Sponsor - Edmunson Title apvd - to Senate 02/11 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to St Aff 02/16 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg 02/17 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg 03/10 3rd rdg - PASSED - 24-6-5 AYES -- Andreason(Andreason), Bailey, Burtenshaw, Cameron, Compton, Darrington, Gannon, Goedde, Hill, Kennedy, Keough, Malepeai, Marley, McKenzie, McWilliams, Noble, Pearce, Richardson, Schroeder, Sorensen, Stennett, Sweet, Werk, Williams NAYS -- Calabretta, Davis, Geddes, Little, Lodge, Stegner Absent and excused -- Brandt, Bunderson, Burkett, Ingram, Noh Floor Sponsor - Richardson Title apvd - to House 03/11 To enrol 03/12 Rpt enrol - Sp signed 03/15 Pres signed 03/16 To Governor 03/19 Governor signed Session Law Chapter 113 Effective: 07/01/04
]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]] Fifty-seventh Legislature Second Regular Session - 2004 IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES HOUSE BILL NO. 562 BY STATE AFFAIRS COMMITTEE 1 AN ACT 2 RELATING TO CONDUCT OF ELECTIONS; AMENDING SECTION 34-303, IDAHO CODE, TO 3 AUTHORIZE APPOINTMENT OF STUDENTS TO ELECTION BOARDS UNDER CONDITIONS 4 SPECIFIED. 5 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho: 6 SECTION 1. That Section 34-303, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby 7 amended to read as follows: 8 34-303. APPOINTMENT OF ELECTION JUDGES BY COUNTY CLERK. The county clerk 9 shall appoint two (2) or more election judges, one (1) of whom shall be desig- 10 nated chief judge, and the number of clerks deemed necessary by him for each 11 polling place. In the event a single polling place is designated for two (2) 12 or more precincts, an individual may serve simultaneously on the election 13 board for two (2) or more precincts thus served by a single polling place. The 14 precinct committeemen shall recommend persons for the position in their 15 respective precincts to the county clerk in writing at least ten (10) days 16 prior to the date on which any appointment shall be made and the county clerk 17 shall appoint the judges from such lists if the persons recommended are quali- 18 fied. 19 The chief election judge shall be responsible for the conduct of the pro- 20 ceedings in the polling place. Compensation for all election personnel shall 21 be determined by the board of county commissioners, and not less than the min- 22 imum wage as prescribed by the laws of the state of Idaho. 23 Each election board shall contain personnel representing all existing 24 political parties if a list of applicants has been provided to the county 25 clerk by the precinct committeemen of the precincts at least sixty (60) days 26 prior to the primary election. 27 In order to provide for a greater awareness of the election process, the 28 rights and responsibilities of voters and the importance of participating in 29 the electoral process, as well as to provide additional members of precinct 30 boards, a county clerk may appoint not more than two (2) students per precinct 31 to serve under the direct supervision of election board members designated by 32 the county clerk. A student may be appointed, notwithstanding lack of eligi- 33 bility to vote, if the student possesses the following qualifications: 34 (1) Is at least seventeen (17) years of age at the time of the election 35 for which he or she is serving as a member of an election board. 36 (2) Is a citizen of the United States.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE RS 13588 This legislation will help increase the awareness of the election process with high school seniors by involving up to two (2) seventeen (17) year olds as poll workers. It will also increase the pool of potential election workers. FISCAL IMPACT This legislation will have no impact on the state general fund and minimal impact to the counties. CONTACT Name: Tim Hurst Agency: Secretary of State Phone 334-2852 H 562