Vote centers; pilot program. (SB1077)

Introduced By

Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-Winchester)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Vote centers; pilot program. Authorizes the State Board of Elections to conduct a pilot program under which one or more localities unanimously approved by the State Board would establish vote centers for use in primary elections instead of operating a polling place for every precinct in the locality. The bill defines "vote center" as a location established by local ordinance where qualified voters from two or more designated precincts are directed to vote. The bill requires the governing body of a locality applying to participate in the pilot program to have the unanimous consent of its local electoral board. The bill also requires the State Board to publish a report on the program by August 15 of any year in which a vote center is used. The provisions of the bill would expire on December 31, 2019. Read the Bill »


01/27/2015: Merged into SB691


01/13/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15101327D
01/13/2015Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/20/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB1077)
01/20/2015Assigned to P&E sub: Elections
01/27/2015Incorporated by Privileges and Elections (SB691-Deeds) (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)