2023 Utah Code
Title 20A - Election Code
Chapter 5 - Election Administration
Part 8 - Voting Equipment Selection and Certification
Section 803 - Voting Equipment Selection Committee.

Universal Citation: UT Code § 20A-5-803 (2023)
Effective 7/1/2023
20A-5-803. Voting Equipment Selection Committee.
  • (1) Before selecting or purchasing a new voting equipment system, the lieutenant governor shall:
    • (a) appoint a Voting Equipment Selection Committee; and
    • (b) ensure that the committee includes persons having experience in:
      • (i) election procedures and administration;
      • (ii) computer technology;
      • (iii) data security;
      • (iv) auditing; and
      • (v) access for persons with disabilities.
  • (2) A member may not receive compensation or benefits for the member's service, but may receive per diem and travel expenses in accordance with:
    • (a) Section 63A-3-106;
    • (b) Section 63A-3-107; and
    • (c) rules made by the Division of Finance pursuant to Sections 63A-3-106 and 63A-3-107.
  • (3) The lieutenant governor shall select a chair from the committee membership.
  • (4) The lieutenant governor may fill any vacancies that occur on the committee.
  • (5) The Office of the Lieutenant Governor shall provide staffing for the committee.
  • (6) The Voting Equipment Selection Committee shall:
    • (a) evaluate new voting equipment systems proposed for purchase by the state; and
    • (b) provide information and recommendations to assist the lieutenant governor with the purchase of new voting equipment systems.
  • (7) The lieutenant governor may designate individuals, including committee members, to inspect and review proprietary software as part of an evaluation of new voting equipment systems under consideration for purchase.
  • (8) Before making any selection or purchase, the lieutenant governor shall provide for a period of public review and comment on new voting equipment systems under consideration for purchase by the state.

Renumbered and Amended by Chapter 32, 2017 General Session
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