OK House Bill 2576 | NNA

OK House Bill 2576

Notary Law Update: OK House Bill 2576

State: Oklahoma

Summary:

House Bill 2576 clarifies that the limitations and requirements applicable to Notaries in notarizing absentee ballots apply only to elections conducted by the State Elections Board or a county elections board. It would not apply to a tribal election or any other election not conducted by one of these two boards.

Signed:  May 28, 2014

Effective:  November 01, 2014

Chapter: 347

Affects:

Amends Section 26-14-108.1 of the Oklahoma Statutes

Changes:
  1. Clarifies that the restriction on the number of absentee ballots notarized in a single election, the requirement to keep a journal of absentee ballots notarized and other related provisions apply only to elections conducted by the State Election Board or a county election board.
  2. Makes non-substantive technical changes.
Analysis:

In 2012, the Oklahoma Legislature enacted Section 26-14-108.1 which limits the number of absentee ballots a Notary may notarize in a single election and requires a Notary to keep a journal or log of all absentee ballots that he or she notarizes, among other provisions. House Bill 2576 clarifies that this Section applies only to elections conducted by the State Elections Board or a county elections board. It would not apply to a tribal election or any other election not conducted by one of these two boards.

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