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Chapter 115

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  115.930.  Mistake or omission not to invalidate document, when — notarization not required, when. — 1.  If a voter's mistake or omission in the completion of a document under sections 115.900 to 115.936 does not prevent determining whether a covered voter is eligible to vote, the mistake or omission shall not invalidate the document.  Failure to satisfy a nonsubstantive requirement, such as using paper or envelopes of a specified size or weight, shall not invalidate a document submitted under sections 115.900 to 115.936.  In a write-in ballot authorized by sections 115.900 to 115.936 or in a vote for a write-in candidate on a regular ballot, if the intention of the voter is discernable under this state's uniform definition of what constitutes a vote, an abbreviation, misspelling, or other minor variation in the form of the name of a candidate or a political party shall be accepted as a valid vote.

  2.  Notarization shall not be required for the execution of a document under sections 115.900 to 115.936.  An authentication, other than the declaration specified in section 115.922 or the declaration on the federal postcard application and federal write-in absentee ballot, shall not be required for execution of a document under sections 115.900 to 115.936.  The declaration and any information in the declaration may be compared with information on file to ascertain the validity of the document.


(L. 2013 S.B. 116)

Effective 7-01-14

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