Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Proposed Law Update: Oklahoma Notaries - Senate Bill 173 (Absentee ballots)

Summary: An Act relating to notaries public; amending Section 1, Chapter 26, O.S.L. 2012, as amended by Section 1, Chapter 347, O.S.L. 2014 (26 O.S. Supp. 2014, Section 14-108.1), which relates to absentee ballots and affidavits; removing maximum limit for certain notarial acts; and providing an effective date.  See relevant part below:

 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.
  A notary public shall be authorized to notarize a maximum of twenty absentee ballot affidavits for a single election. Provided, 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.  


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