A. Neither a notary public nor an agent working on behalf of a notary public shall be authorized to:
1. Request absentee ballots on behalf of a voter other than himself or herself;
2. Assist a voter in requesting absentee ballots, other than for himself or herself or a member of his or her household;
3. Receive by mail an absentee ballot on behalf of a voter, other than for himself or herself or a member of his or her household; or
4. Submit a completed absentee ballot on behalf of a voter other than for himself or herself.
B. A notary public shall maintain a log of all absentee ballot affidavits that he or she notarizes for a period of at least two (2) years after the date of the election.
C. A notary public shall be authorized to notarize a maximum of twenty absentee ballot affidavits for a single election. A notary public may be authorized to notarize more than twenty absentee ballot affidavits with the written approval of the secretary of the county election board. The limitation required by this subsection shall not apply to the notarizing of ballots at the place of business of a notary public during the normal business hours of the notary public; provided, however, such limitations shall apply to any agency or other entity that provides voter registration services as required by the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 or by Sections 4-109.2 and 4-109.3 of this title.
D. If more than ten absentee ballots for a single election are requested to be mailed to a single mailing address, the secretary of the county election board shall immediately notify the district attorney for that county and the Secretary of the State Election Board. Provided, this requirement shall not apply to requests for ballots to be sent to nursing homes, veterans centers, medical facilities, multiunit housing, addresses of uniformed or overseas voters as defined by the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act, or other locations authorized in writing by the Secretary of the State Election Board.
E. The provisions of this section shall only apply to an election conducted by a county election board or the State Election Board.
Added by Laws 2012, c. 26, § 1. Amended by Laws 2014, c. 347, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2014; Laws 2015, c. 333, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2015.