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SB 351

AN ACT concerning elections; relating to defining and using electronic poll books; approval of electronic poll books by the secretary of state; granting the secretary of state authority to adopt rules and regulations governing their use; prohibiting election systems from having the capability of being connected to the internet or other computer or communications networks; requiring that candidates be allowed to review such systems to ensure such systems are not so connected; providing that post-election equipment testing must occur within five days of the county vote canvass and that notice of such testing be provided on county websites; expanding the crime of electronic or electromechanical voting system fraud to include fraudulent use of or unauthorized possession of electronic poll books; transfer of ballots by election workers; requiring the secretary of state and county election officers to develop an affidavit to be signed by such workers listing certain information; amending K.S.A. 25-4401, 25-4402, 25-4403, 25-4404, 25-4405, 25-4406, 25-4407, 25-4408, 25-4409, 25-4411, 25-4414, 25-4415, 25-4610 and 25-4613 and repealing the existing sections.

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Senate - Final Action - Passed as amended; - 03/23/2022

On roll call the vote was:

Yea - (29):

Alley, Baumgardner, Billinger, Bowers, Claeys, Dietrich, Erickson, Fagg, Francisco, Gossage, Hilderbrand, Holscher, Kerschen, Kloos, Longbine, Masterson, O'Shea, Olson, Peck, Petersen, Pyle, Ryckman, Steffen, Straub, Suellentrop, Thompson, Tyson, Warren, Wilborn,

Nay - (10):

Corson, Doll, Faust-Goudeau, Haley, Hawk, Holland, Pettey, Pittman, Sykes, Ware,

Present and Passing - (0):

Absent and Not Voting - (1):


Not Voting - (0):