To amend, on an emergency basis, the District of Columbia Election Code of 1955 to provide for the November 3, 2020 General Election that election workers who are District government employees are not required to be District residents or qualified electors.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this act may be cited as the "Election Worker Residency Requirement Waiver Emergency Amendment Act of 2020".
Sec. 2. The District of Columbia Election Code of 1955, approved August 12, 1955 (69 Stat. 699; D.C. Official Code § 1-1001.01 et seq.), is amended as follows:
Note § 1-1001.02
(a) Section 2(31) (D.C. Official Code § 1-1001.02(31)) is amended to read as follows:
"(31) For elections held in calendar year 2020, the term "polling place" shall include Vote Centers operated by the Board throughout the District.".
Note § 1-1001.05
(b) Section 5(e)(4) (D.C. Official Code § 1-1001.05(e)(4)) is amended as follows:
(1) Subparagraph (A) is amended by striking the phrase "The Board shall" and inserting the phrase "Except as provided in subparagraph (C) of this paragraph, the Board shall" in its place.
(2) A new subparagraph (C) is added to read as follows:
"(C) For the November 3, 2020 General Election, election workers, including precinct captains and polling place workers, who are District government employees are not required to be District residents or qualified electors.".
Sec. 3. Section 804(a) of the Coronavirus Support Temporary Amendment Act of 2020, enacted on July 7, 2020 (D.C. Act 23-334; 67 DCR 8622), is repealed.
Sec. 4. Fiscal impact statement.
The Council adopts the fiscal impact statement of the Budget Director as the fiscal impact statement required by section 4a of the General Legislative Procedures Act of 1975, approved October 16, 2006 (120 Stat. 2038; D.C. Official Code § 1-301.47a).
Sec. 5. Effective date.
This act shall take effect following approval by the Mayor (or in the event of veto by the Mayor, action by the Council to override the veto), and shall remain in effect for no longer than 90 days, as provided for emergency acts of the Council of the District of Columbia in section 412(a) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 788; D.C. Official Code § 1-204.12(a)).