2007 -- H 5874
A N A C T
RELATING TO ELECTIONS -- VOTING DISTRICTS AND OFFICIALS
Introduced By: Representatives Dennigan, Rose, Kilmartin, O`Neill, and McManus
Date Introduced: March 01, 2007
It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
SECTION 1. Chapter 17-11 of the General Laws entitled “Voting Districts and Officials” is
hereby amended by adding thereto the following section:
17-11-12.1. High school election officials. - Notwithstanding any other general law to
the contrary, and in order to provide for a greater awareness of the elections process, the rights
and responsibilities of voters and the importance of participating in the electoral process, as well
as to provide additional workers, an elections official may appoint not more than five (5) students
per ward, and/or precinct to serve under the direct supervision of ward, and/or precinct board
members designated by the elections official. A student may be appointed, notwithstanding lack
of eligibility to vote, subject to the approval of the board of the educational institution in which
the student is enrolled, if the student possesses the following qualifications:
(1) Is at least sixteen (16) years of age at the time of the election to which he or she is
serving as a member of a ward, and/or precinct board.
(2) Is a United States citizen or will be a citizen at the time of the election to which he or
she is serving as a member of a ward, and/or precinct board.
(3) Is a student in good standing attending a public or private secondary educational
(4) Is a junior or senior and has a grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
(c) A student appointed pursuant to this section may not be used to tally votes.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.