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25-1121. Advance voting; ballots and instructions; forms; affidavit when voter unable to sign. (a) The secretary of state shall prescribe the general forms of advance voting ballots to be used in all primary and general elections and the form of the printed instructions to voters containing a statement of all the requirements of this act, to enable voters to comply with the requirements of this act. The prescribed forms shall be transmitted to the county election officers 35 days before each primary and general election.

(b) The secretary of state shall prescribe the general format of advance voting ballot envelopes. The envelopes shall include signature blocks for the advance voter; a signature block for the person, if any, assisting the advance voter; and a signature block for a person, if any, who signs the advance voting ballot envelope on behalf of the advance voter in situations when the advance voter is physically unable to sign the envelope.

(c) The advance ballot envelope shall contain the following statement after the signature block provided for the person who signs the advance ballot envelope on behalf of a person physically unable to sign such envelope:

"My signature constitutes an affidavit that the person for whom I signed the envelope is a person who is physically unable to sign such envelope. By signing this envelope, I swear this information is true and correct, and that signing an advance ballot envelope under false pretenses shall constitute the crime of perjury."

History: L. 1967, ch. 208, § 8; L. 1972, ch. 134, § 3; L. 1978, ch. 140, § 3; L. 1995, ch. 192, § 19; L. 2018, ch. 116, § 5; July 1.

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