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SB 1342: Polling Places (2010)


Senate Bill 1342 would give election officials the flexibility to adjust precinct size to reflect the actual number of election day voters, and allocate resources more efficiently.  The change would also make polling places feasible in more neighborhoods, allowing voters to vote at a polling place. Under existing state law, the maximum size for an election precinct is 1,000 registered voters –
regardless of how few or how many of the voters in a precinct choose to cast their ballots by mail.  Senate Bill 1342 was one of the 2009-2010 winners of Senator Simitian’s “There Oughta Be A Law” contest.  It was proposed by Lynn Silton and Dennis McBride.

After this bill passed the Legislature, Senator Simitian sent a letter to the Governor urging his signature on this bill.

For more information, you can read the SB 1342 "Fact Sheet" prepared by a member of Senator Simitian's staff.

Final Status and Text

SB 1342 is no longer active. Its final status was:
Signed into Law

You can read its final text on the Legislature's Bill Information site.

News & Press Releases about SB 1342

07/16/2010 - Citizens’ Polling Place Proposal Becomes Law

03/29/2010 - Senator Simitian Announces 2009-10 "Oughta Be A Law" Contest Winners