52 U.S. Code § 20301 - Federal responsibilities
The President shall designate the head of an executive department to have primary responsibility for Federal functions under this chapter.
The head of each Government department, agency, or other entity shall, upon request of the Presidential designee, distribute balloting materials and otherwise cooperate in carrying out this chapter.
As directed by the Presidential designee, the Administrator of General Services shall furnish official post card forms (prescribed under subsection (b)) and Federal write-in absentee ballots (prescribed under section 20303 of this title).
There are authorized to be appropriated to the Presidential designee such sums as are necessary for purposes of carrying out subsection (b)(10).
This Act, referred to in subsec. (b)(1), is Pub. L. 99–410, Aug. 28, 1986, 100 Stat. 924, known as the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act, which is classified principally to this chapter. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Tables.
Section was formerly classified to section 1973ff of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare, prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section. Some section numbers referenced in amendment notes below reflect the classification of such sections prior to their editorial reclassification to this title.
Subsec. (b)(4). Pub. L. 111–84, § 585(b)(1)(B), as added by Pub. L. 111–383, § 1075(d)(5), added par. (4) and struck out former par. (4) which read as follows: “prescribe a suggested design for absentee ballot mailing envelopes for use by the States as recommended in section 1973ff–3 of this title;”.
Subsec. (b)(8). Pub. L. 111–84, § 580(b), added par. (8).
Subsec. (b)(9). Pub. L. 111–84, § 580(e), added par. (9).
Subsec. (b)(10). Pub. L. 111–84, § 583(a)(2)(A), added par. (10).
Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 111–84, § 583(a)(2)(B), added subsec. (d).
2004—Subsec. (b)(3). Pub. L. 108–375 substituted “absent uniformed services voters and overseas voters” for “overseas voters”.
2002—Subsec. (b)(1). Pub. L. 107–252, § 705(a), inserted “, and ensure that such officials are aware of the requirements of this Act” before semicolon at end.
Subsec. (b)(6). Pub. L. 107–252, § 705(c), substituted “a separate statistical analysis” for “a general assessment”.
Subsec. (b)(7). Pub. L. 107–252, § 705(b)(1), added par. (7).
1998—Subsec. (b)(6). Pub. L. 105–277 substituted “of uniformed services voter participation, a general assessment of overseas nonmilitary participation,” for “of voter participation”.
Pub. L. 111–383, div. A, title X, § 1075(d), Jan. 7, 2011, 124 Stat. 4372, provided that the amendment by section 1075(d)(4), (5) is effective as of Oct. 28, 2009, and as if included in Pub. L. 111–84 as enacted.
Pub. L. 107–107, div. A, title XVI, § 1604, Dec. 28, 2001, 115 Stat. 1277, as amended by Pub. L. 108–375, div. A, title V, § 567, Oct. 28, 2004, 118 Stat. 1919, which established a demonstration project under which absent uniformed services voters were permitted to vote in the November 2002 general election for Federal office through an electronic voting system, was repealed by Pub. L. 113–291, div. A, title V, § 593, Dec. 19, 2014, 128 Stat. 3395.
Pub. L. 107–107, div. A, title XVI, § 1605, Dec. 28, 2001, 115 Stat. 1277, required the chief executive authority of a State to provide an implementation status report to the Secretary of Defense, acting as the Presidential designee, within 90 days of receiving a uniformed services voting assistance legislative recommendation from the Secretary of Defense and was applicable to any uniformed services voting assistance legislative recommendation transmitted to a state during the three-year period beginning on Dec. 28, 2001.
Ex. Ord. No. 12642, June 8, 1988, 53 F.R. 21975, provided:
By virtue of the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and laws of the United States of America, including section 101(a) of the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (Public Law 99–410) (“the Act”) [52 U.S.C. 20301(a)], it is hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1. The Secretary of Defense is hereby designated as the “Presidential designee” under Title I of the Act [52 U.S.C. 20301 et seq.].
Sec. 2. In order to effectuate the purposes of the Act, the Secretary of Defense is hereby authorized to delegate any or all of the functions, responsibilities, powers, authority, or discretion devolving upon him in consequence of this Order to any person or persons within the Department of Defense.
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