Colorado Legislative Council Staff
NO FISCAL IMPACT
March 31, 1999
House Local Government
Scott Nachtrieb (303-866-4752)
TITLE: CONCERNING ABSENTEE VOTERS, AND, IN CONNECTION THEREWITH, ESTABLISHING PERMANENT ABSENTEE VOTER STATUS.
Summary of Assessment
The bill would allow a person to apply for and be designated a permanent absentee voter. A person with a permanent absentee voter designation could not vote in any other manner. County clerks would have to verify the voter’s eligibility for permanent absentee voter status and voter registration cards would have to ask the voter if the voter wanted to maintain permanent absentee voter status. The bill would become effective 90 days after adjournment unless a petition is filed.
The increased workload to the county clerks’ office would be minimal and not require additional expenditures. The Secretary of State’s office and the Department of Revenue’s “motor voter” program would not be impacted as a result of this bill. Therefore, this bill is assessed as having no fiscal impact.
Secretary of State Revenue