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SECTION 10-125
Military voters; prohibiting refusal to accept voter registration and military ballot applications, marked military ballots, and federal ...
Election (ELN) CHAPTER 17, ARTICLE 10
§ 10-125. Military voters; prohibiting refusal to accept voter
registration and military ballot applications, marked military ballots,
and federal write-in absentee ballots for failure to meet certain
requirements. 1. A board of elections shall not refuse to accept and
process any otherwise valid voter registration application or military
ballot application (including the official post card form prescribed
under section 101 of the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting
Act (42 USC 1973ff)) or marked military ballot submitted by mail or
personally delivered, solely on the basis of the following:

(a) Notarization requirements;

(b) Restrictions on paper type, including weight and size; or

(c) Restrictions on envelope type, including weight and size.

2. A board of elections shall not refuse to accept and process any
otherwise valid federal write-in absentee ballot submitted in any manner
by a military voter solely on the basis of the following:

(a) Notarization requirements;

(b) Restrictions on paper type, including weight and size; or

(c) Restrictions on envelope type, including weight and size.

3. The state board of elections, in coordination with county boards of
elections, shall develop a free access system by which a military voter
may determine whether the military ballot of the military voter has been
received by the appropriate board of elections.