Referred to the Senate Elections Committee on February 20, 2020
Reported in the Senate on March 12, 2020
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered in the Senate on June 10, 2020
To make it a condition that the choice of local governments to create one these ballot counting boards must not create any additional duties or responsibilities for the Secretary of State elections bureau.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on June 10, 2020
To authorize county absent voter counting boards that cities, townships and counties may form together, and delegate the absentee ballot counting process to these boards. This would not be allowed to be used for the first time in a county during the November 2020 general election.