• Current through October 23, 2012

(a) The Board is responsible for implementing this subchapter and the District's responsibilities under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act, approved August 28, 1986 (100 Stat. 924; 42 U.S.C. 1973ff et seq.).

(b) The Board shall make available to covered voters information regarding voter registration procedures for covered voters and procedures for casting military-overseas ballots.

(c) The Board shall establish an electronic transmission system through which a covered voter may apply for and receive voter registration materials, military-overseas ballots, and other information under this subchapter.

(d) The Board shall:

(1) Develop standardized absentee-voting materials, including privacy and transmission envelopes, authentication materials, and voting instructions to be used with the military-overseas ballot of a voter authorized to vote in any jurisdiction in the District; and

(2) To the extent reasonably possible, coordinate with other states to carry out this subsection.

(e) The Board shall prescribe the form and content of a declaration for use by a covered voter to swear or affirm specific representations pertaining to the voter's identity, eligibility to vote, status as a covered voter, and timely and proper completion of an overseas-military ballot. The declaration must be based on the declaration prescribed to accompany a federal write-in absentee ballot, as modified to be consistent with this subchapter. The Board shall ensure that a form for the execution of the declaration, including an indication of the date of execution of the declaration, is a prominent part of all balloting materials for which the declaration is required.

(June 5, 2012, D.C. Law 19-137, § 104, 59 DCR 2542.)


Legislative History of Laws

For history of Law 19-137, see notes under § 1-1061.01.

Uniform Law

This section is based on § 4 of the Uniform Military and Overseas Voters Act. See Vol. 13, Part II, Uniform Laws Annotated, Master Edition or ULA Database on Westlaw.