The bill would establish new requirements and possible criminal sanctions for those who help voters who need help filling out their ballots, including voters with disabilities. The person attending must complete new procedures that reveal their relationship with the voter. Attendees must also recite an extended oath, now under penalty of perjury, stating that they did not “pressure or compel” the voter to choose them for help.
Lawmakers reworked the oath so that their help would no longer include the explicit answer to voters ’questions. Instead, they should commit to limiting their help to “read the vote to the voter, direct them to read the vote, mark the vote, or direct the voter to mark the vote”.
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