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The DC Code: § 1-1061.04 Role of Board.

Index1 Government Organization. (Refs & Annos)
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.).
The Board shall make available to covered voters information regarding voter registration procedures for covered voters and procedures for casting military-overseas ballots.
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.
The Board shall:
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
To the extent reasonably possible, coordinate with other states to carry out this subsection.
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.

Historical and Statutory

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. DC CODE § 1-1061.04 Current through December 11, 2012


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