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First Substitute S.B. 210

Senator Mark B. Madsen proposes the following substitute bill:


             1     
PROOF OF CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED TO

             2     
VOTE

             3     
2008 GENERAL SESSION

             4     
STATE OF UTAH

             5     
Chief Sponsor: Mark B. Madsen

             6     
House Sponsor: Aaron Tilton

             7     
             8      LONG TITLE
             9      General Description:
             10          This bill modifies the Election Code to require verification of citizenship.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    modifies definitions;
             14          .    requires persons that are registering to vote in the state for the first time or that are
             15      changing their registration from another state to provide evidence, either at the time
             16      of registration or at the time or voting, that they are citizens of the United States;
             17          .    provides that persons who are already registered to vote in the state of Utah need not
             18      provide proof of citizenship;
             19          .    provides a list of acceptable documentation for providing proof of citizenship;
             20          .    permits tribes to provide lists or documentation to assist county clerks as part of the
             21      citizenship verification process;
             22          .    extends provisional voting to municipal elections, municipal primary elections, state
             23      special elections, local special elections, and bond elections;
             24          .    modifies voter registration forms to reflect the new requirements;
             25          .    modifies voting procedures to reflect the new requirements; and    


             26          .    makes technical changes.
             27      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             28          None
             29      Other Special Clauses:
             30          None
             31      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             32      AMENDS:
             33          20A-1-102, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapters 75, 256, 285, and 329
             34          20A-2-102, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2003, Chapter 34
             35          20A-2-104, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 75
             36          20A-2-108, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2004, Chapter 219
             37          20A-2-201, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 285
             38          20A-2-202, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2006, Chapters 264 and 326
             39          20A-2-204, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2006, Chapters 264 and 326
             40          20A-2-205, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2006, Chapters 264 and 326
             41          20A-3-104, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2006, Chapters 264 and 326
             42          20A-3-104.5, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2006, Chapters 15, 264, and 326
             43          20A-3-105.5, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 75
             44          20A-3-305, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2006, Chapter 264
             45          20A-3-401, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2006, Chapter 264
             46          20A-4-107, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapters 75 and 285
             47      ENACTS:
             48          20A-2-110, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             49      REPEALS AND REENACTS:
             50          20A-9-808, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2006, Chapters 264 and 326
             51     
             52      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             53          Section 1. Section 20A-1-102 is amended to read:
             54           20A-1-102. Definitions.
             55          As used in this title:
             56          (1) "Active voter" means a registered voter who has not been classified as an inactive


             57      voter by the county clerk.
             58          (2) "Automatic tabulating equipment" means apparatus that automatically examines
             59      and counts votes recorded on paper ballots or ballot sheets and tabulates the results.
             60          (3) "Ballot" means the storage medium, whether paper, mechanical, or electronic, upon
             61      which a voter records his votes and includes ballot sheets, paper ballots, electronic ballots, and
             62      secrecy envelopes.
             63          (4) "Ballot sheet":
             64          (a) means a ballot that:
             65          (i) consists of paper or a card where the voter's votes are marked or recorded; and
             66          (ii) can be counted using automatic tabulating equipment; and
             67          (b) includes punch card ballots, and other ballots that are machine-countable.
             68          (5) "Ballot label" means the cards, papers, booklet, pages, or other materials that
             69      contain the names of offices and candidates and statements of ballot propositions to be voted
             70      on and which are used in conjunction with ballot sheets that do not display that information.
             71          (6) "Ballot proposition" means opinion questions specifically authorized by the
             72      Legislature, constitutional amendments, initiatives, referenda, and judicial retention questions
             73      that are submitted to the voters for their approval or rejection.
             74          (7) "Board of canvassers" means the entities established by Sections 20A-4-301 and
             75      20A-4-306 to canvass election returns.
             76          (8) "Bond election" means an election held for the purpose of approving or rejecting
             77      the proposed issuance of bonds by a government entity.
             78          (9) "Book voter registration form" means voter registration forms contained in a bound
             79      book that are used by election officers and registration agents to register persons to vote.
             80          (10) "By-mail voter registration form" means a voter registration form designed to be
             81      completed by the voter and mailed to the election officer.
             82          (11) "Canvass" means the review of election returns and the official declaration of
             83      election results by the board of canvassers.
             84          (12) "Canvassing judge" means a poll worker designated to assist in counting ballots at
             85      the canvass.
             86          (13) "Convention" means the political party convention at which party officers and
             87      delegates are selected.


             88          (14) "Counting center" means one or more locations selected by the election officer in
             89      charge of the election for the automatic counting of ballots.
             90          (15) "Counting judge" means a poll worker designated to count the ballots during
             91      election day.
             92          (16) "Counting poll watcher" means a person selected as provided in Section
             93      20A-3-201 to witness the counting of ballots.
             94          (17) "Counting room" means a suitable and convenient private place or room,
             95      immediately adjoining the place where the election is being held, for use by the poll workers
             96      and counting judges to count ballots during election day.
             97          (18) "County executive" has the meaning as provided in Subsection 68-3-12 (2).
             98          (19) "County legislative body" has the meaning as provided in Subsection 68-3-12 (2).
             99          (20) "County officers" means those county officers that are required by law to be
             100      elected.
             101          (21) "Election" means a regular general election, a municipal general election, a
             102      statewide special election, a local special election, a regular primary election, a municipal
             103      primary election, and a local district election.
             104          (22) "Election Assistance Commission" means the commission established by Public
             105      Law 107-252, the Help America Vote Act of 2002.
             106          (23) "Election cycle" means the period beginning on the first day persons are eligible to
             107      file declarations of candidacy and ending when the canvass is completed.
             108          (24) "Election judge" means a poll worker that is assigned to:
             109          (a) preside over other poll workers at a polling place;
             110          (b) act as the presiding election judge; or
             111          (c) serve as a canvassing judge, counting judge, or receiving judge.
             112          (25) "Election officer" means:
             113          (a) the lieutenant governor, for all statewide ballots;
             114          (b) the county clerk or clerks for all county ballots and for certain ballots and elections
             115      as provided in Section 20A-5-400.5 ;
             116          (c) the municipal clerk for all municipal ballots and for certain ballots and elections as
             117      provided in Section 20A-5-400.5 ;
             118          (d) the local district clerk or chief executive officer for certain ballots and elections as


             119      provided in Section 20A-5-400.5 ; and
             120          (e) the business administrator or superintendent of a school district for certain ballots
             121      or elections as provided in Section 20A-5-400.5 .
             122          (26) "Election official" means any election officer, election judge, or poll worker.
             123          (27) "Election results" means, for bond elections, the count of those votes cast for and
             124      against the bond proposition plus any or all of the election returns that the board of canvassers
             125      may request.
             126          (28) "Election returns" includes the pollbook, all affidavits of registration, the military
             127      and overseas absentee voter registration and voting certificates, one of the tally sheets, any
             128      unprocessed absentee ballots, all counted ballots, all excess ballots, all unused ballots, all
             129      spoiled ballots, the ballot disposition form, and the total votes cast form.
             130          (29) "Electronic ballot" means a ballot that is recorded using a direct electronic voting
             131      device or other voting device that records and stores ballot information by electronic means.
             132          (30) (a) "Electronic voting device" means a voting device that uses electronic ballots.
             133          (b) "Electronic voting device" includes a direct recording electronic voting device.
             134          (31) "Inactive voter" means a registered voter who has been sent the notice required by
             135      Section 20A-2-306 and who has failed to respond to that notice.
             136          (32) "Inspecting poll watcher" means a person selected as provided in this title to
             137      witness the receipt and safe deposit of voted and counted ballots.
             138          (33) "Judicial office" means the office filled by any judicial officer.
             139          (34) "Judicial officer" means any justice or judge of a court of record or any county
             140      court judge.
             141          (35) "Local district" means a local government entity under Title 17B, Limited Purpose
             142      Local Government Entities - Local Districts, and includes a special service district under Title
             143      17A, Chapter 2, Part 13, Utah Special Service District Act.
             144          (36) "Local district officers" means those local district officers that are required by law
             145      to be elected.
             146          (37) "Local election" means a regular municipal election, a local special election, a
             147      local district election, and a bond election.
             148          (38) "Local political subdivision" means a county, a municipality, a local district, or a
             149      local school district.


             150          (39) "Local special election" means a special election called by the governing body of a
             151      local political subdivision in which all registered voters of the local political subdivision may
             152      vote.
             153          (40) "Municipal executive" means:
             154          (a) the city council or town council in the traditional management arrangement
             155      established by Title 10, Chapter 3, Part 1, Governing Body;
             156          (b) the mayor in the council-mayor optional form of government defined in Section
             157      10-3-101 ; and
             158          (c) the manager in the council-manager optional form of government defined in
             159      Section 10-3-101 .
             160          (41) "Municipal general election" means the election held in municipalities and local
             161      districts on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November of each odd-numbered year
             162      for the purposes established in Section 20A-1-202 .
             163          (42) "Municipal legislative body" means:
             164          (a) the city council or town council in the traditional management arrangement
             165      established by Title 10, Chapter 3, Part 1, Governing Body;
             166          (b) the municipal council in the council-mayor optional form of government defined in
             167      Section 10-3-101 ; and
             168          (c) the municipal council in the council-manager optional form of government defined
             169      in Section 10-3-101 .
             170          (43) "Municipal officers" means those municipal officers that are required by law to be
             171      elected.
             172          (44) "Municipal primary election" means an election held to nominate candidates for
             173      municipal office.
             174          (45) "Official ballot" means the ballots distributed by the election officer to the poll
             175      workers to be given to voters to record their votes.
             176          (46) "Official endorsement" means:
             177          (a) the information on the ballot that identifies:
             178          (i) the ballot as an official ballot;
             179          (ii) the date of the election; and
             180          (iii) the facsimile signature of the election officer; and


             181          (b) the information on the ballot stub that identifies:
             182          (i) the poll worker's initials; and
             183          (ii) the ballot number.
             184          (47) "Official register" means the official record furnished to election officials by the
             185      election officer that contains the information required by Section 20A-5-401 .
             186          (48) "Paper ballot" means a paper that contains:
             187          (a) the names of offices and candidates and statements of ballot propositions to be
             188      voted on; and
             189          (b) spaces for the voter to record his vote for each office and for or against each ballot
             190      proposition.
             191          (49) "Political party" means an organization of registered voters that has qualified to
             192      participate in an election by meeting the requirements of Title 20A, Chapter 8, Political Party
             193      Formation and Procedures.
             194          (50) (a) "Poll worker" means a person assigned by an election official to assist with an
             195      election, voting, or counting votes.
             196          (b) "Poll worker" includes election judges.
             197          (c) "Poll worker" does not include a watcher.
             198          (51) "Pollbook" means a record of the names of voters in the order that they appear to
             199      cast votes.
             200          (52) "Polling place" means the building where voting is conducted.
             201          (53) "Position" means a square, circle, rectangle, or other geometric shape on a ballot
             202      in which the voter marks his choice.
             203          (54) "Provisional ballot" means a ballot voted provisionally by a person:
             204          (a) whose name is not listed on the official register at the polling place;
             205          (b) whose legal right to vote is challenged as provided in this title; or
             206          (c) whose identity or citizenship was not sufficiently established by a poll worker in
             207      accordance with the requirements of this title.
             208          (55) "Provisional ballot envelope" means an envelope printed in the form required by
             209      Section 20A-6-105 that is used to identify provisional ballots and to provide information to
             210      verify a person's legal right to vote.
             211          (56) "Primary convention" means the political party conventions at which nominees for


             212      the regular primary election are selected.
             213          (57) "Protective counter" means a separate counter, which cannot be reset, that is built
             214      into a voting machine and records the total number of movements of the operating lever.
             215          (58) "Qualify" or "qualified" means to take the oath of office and begin performing the
             216      duties of the position for which the person was elected.
             217          (59) "Receiving judge" means the poll worker that checks the voter's name in the
             218      official register, provides the voter with a ballot, and removes the ballot stub from the ballot
             219      after the voter has voted.
             220          (60) "Registration form" means a book voter registration form and a by-mail voter
             221      registration form.
             222          (61) "Regular ballot" means a ballot that is not a provisional ballot.
             223          (62) "Regular general election" means the election held throughout the state on the first
             224      Tuesday after the first Monday in November of each even-numbered year for the purposes
             225      established in Section 20A-1-201 .
             226          (63) "Regular primary election" means the election on the fourth Tuesday of June of
             227      each even-numbered year, at which candidates of political parties and nonpolitical groups are
             228      voted for nomination.
             229          (64) "Resident" means a person who resides within a specific voting precinct in Utah.
             230          (65) "Sample ballot" means a mock ballot similar in form to the official ballot printed
             231      and distributed as provided in Section 20A-5-405 .
             232          (66) "Scratch vote" means to mark or punch the straight party ticket and then mark or
             233      punch the ballot for one or more candidates who are members of different political parties.
             234          (67) "Secrecy envelope" means the envelope given to a voter along with the ballot into
             235      which the voter places the ballot after he has voted it in order to preserve the secrecy of the
             236      voter's vote.
             237          (68) "Special election" means an election held as authorized by Section 20A-1-204 .
             238          (69) "Spoiled ballot" means each ballot that:
             239          (a) is spoiled by the voter;
             240          (b) is unable to be voted because it was spoiled by the printer or a poll worker; or
             241          (c) lacks the official endorsement.
             242          (70) "Statewide special election" means a special election called by the governor or the


             243      Legislature in which all registered voters in Utah may vote.
             244          (71) "Stub" means the detachable part of each ballot.
             245          (72) "Substitute ballots" means replacement ballots provided by an election officer to
             246      the poll workers when the official ballots are lost or stolen.
             247          (73) "Ticket" means each list of candidates for each political party or for each group of
             248      petitioners.
             249          (74) "Transfer case" means the sealed box used to transport voted ballots to the
             250      counting center.
             251          (75) "Vacancy" means the absence of a person to serve in any position created by
             252      statute, whether that absence occurs because of death, disability, disqualification, resignation,
             253      or other cause.
             254          (76) "Valid voter identification" means:
             255          (a) a form of identification that bears the name and photograph of the voter which may
             256      include:
             257          (i) a currently valid Utah driver license;
             258          (ii) a currently valid identification card that is issued by:
             259          (A) the state;
             260          (B) a local government within the state; or
             261          (C) a branch, department, or agency of the United States;
             262          (iii) an identification card that is issued by an employer for an employee;
             263          (iv) a currently valid identification card that is issued by a college, university, technical
             264      school, or professional school that is located within the state;
             265          (v) a currently valid Utah permit to carry a concealed weapon;
             266          (vi) a currently valid United States passport; or
             267          (vii) a valid tribal identification card; or
             268          (b) two forms of identification that bear the name of the voter and provide evidence
             269      that the voter resides in the voting precinct, which may include:
             270          (i) a voter identification card;
             271          (ii) a current utility bill or a legible copy thereof;
             272          (iii) a bank or other financial account statement, or a legible copy thereof;
             273          (iv) a certified birth certificate;


             274          (v) a valid Social Security card;
             275          (vi) a check issued by the state or the federal government or a legible copy thereof;
             276          (vii) a paycheck from the voter's employer, or a legible copy thereof;
             277          (viii) a currently valid Utah hunting or fishing license;
             278          (ix) a currently valid United States military identification card;
             279          (x) certified naturalization documentation;
             280          (xi) a currently valid license issued by an authorized agency of the United States;
             281          (xii) a certified copy of court records showing the voter's adoption or name change;
             282          (xiii) a Bureau of Indian Affairs card;
             283          (xiv) a tribal treaty card;
             284          (xv) a valid Medicaid card, Medicare card, or Electronic Benefits Transfer Card; or
             285          (xvi) a form of identification listed in Subsection (76)(a) that does not contain a
             286      photograph, but establishes the name of the voter and provides evidence that the voter resides
             287      in the voting precinct.
             288          (77) "Valid write-in candidate" means a candidate who has qualified as a write-in
             289      candidate by following the procedures and requirements of this title.
             290          (78) "Voter" means a person who meets the requirements for voting in an election,
             291      meets the requirements of election registration, is registered to vote, and is listed in the official
             292      register book.
             293          (79) "Voter registration deadline" means the registration deadline provided in Section
             294      20A-2-102.5 .
             295          (80) "Voting area" means the area within six feet of the voting booths, voting
             296      machines, and ballot box.
             297          (81) "Voting booth" means:
             298          (a) the space or compartment within a polling place that is provided for the preparation
             299      of ballots, including the voting machine enclosure or curtain; or
             300          (b) a voting device that is free standing.
             301          (82) "Voting device" means:
             302          (a) an apparatus in which ballot sheets are used in connection with a punch device for
             303      piercing the ballots by the voter;
             304          (b) a device for marking the ballots with ink or another substance;


             305          (c) an electronic voting device or other device used to make selections and cast a ballot
             306      electronically, or any component thereof;
             307          (d) an automated voting system under Section 20A-5-302 ; or
             308          (e) any other method for recording votes on ballots so that the ballot may be tabulated
             309      by means of automatic tabulating equipment.
             310          (83) "Voting machine" means a machine designed for the sole purpose of recording
             311      and tabulating votes cast by voters at an election.
             312          (84) "Voting poll watcher" means a person appointed as provided in this title to
             313      witness the distribution of ballots and the voting process.
             314          (85) "Voting precinct" means the smallest voting unit established as provided by law
             315      within which qualified voters vote at one polling place.
             316          (86) "Watcher" means a voting poll watcher, a counting poll watcher, an inspecting
             317      poll watcher, and a testing watcher.
             318          (87) "Western States Presidential Primary" means the election established in Title 20A,
             319      Chapter 9, Part 8.
             320          (88) "Write-in ballot" means a ballot containing any write-in votes.
             321          (89) "Write-in vote" means a vote cast for a person whose name is not printed on the
             322      ballot according to the procedures established in this title.
             323          Section 2. Section 20A-2-102 is amended to read:
             324           20A-2-102. Registration a prerequisite to voting.
             325          (1) Except as provided in Subsection (2), a person may not vote at any election unless
             326      that person is registered to vote as required by this chapter.
             327          (2) A person may vote a provisional ballot, as provided in Section 20A-2-307 , for[:] a
             328      bond election, or an election as defined in Section 20A-1-102 .
             329          [(a) a regular general election;]
             330          [(b) a regular primary election; or]
             331          [(c) an election for federal office.]
             332          Section 3. Section 20A-2-104 is amended to read:
             333           20A-2-104. Voter registration form -- Registered voter lists -- Fees for copies.
             334          (1) Every person applying to be registered shall complete a registration form printed in
             335      substantially the following form:


             336      -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
             337     
UTAH ELECTION REGISTRATION FORM

             338      Are you a citizen of the United States of America? Yes No
             339      Will you be at least 18 years old on or before election day? Yes No
             340      If you checked "no" to either of the above two questions, do not complete this form.
             341      Name of Voter
             342      _________________________________________________________________
             343                      First             Middle          Last
             344      Driver License or Identification Card Number____________________________
             345      State of issuance of Driver License or Identification Card
             346      Date of Birth ______________________________________________________
             347      Street Address of Principal Place of Residence
             348      ____________________________________________________________________________
             349          City          County          State          Zip Code
             350      Telephone Number (optional) _________________________
             351      Last four digits of Social Security Number ______________________
             352      Last former address at which I was registered to vote (if
             353      known)__________________________
             354      ____________________________________________________________________________
             355          City            County            State         Zip Code
             356      Political Party
             357      (a listing of each registered political party, as defined in Section 20A-8-101 and maintained by
             358      the lieutenant governor under Section 67-1a-2 , with each party's name preceded by a checkbox)
             359      .Unaffiliated (no political party preference) .Other (Please specify)___________________
             360          I do swear (or affirm), subject to penalty of law for false statements, that the
             361      information contained in this form is true, and that I am a citizen of the United States and a
             362      resident of the state of Utah, residing at the above address. I will be at least 18 years old and
             363      will have resided in Utah for 30 days immediately before the next election. I am not a
             364      convicted felon currently incarcerated for commission of a felony.
             365          Signed and sworn
             366          __________________________________________________________


             367                          Voter's Signature
             368          _______________(month/day/year).
             369     
CITIZENSHIP AFFIDAVIT

             370      Name:
             371      Name at birth, if different:
             372      Place of birth:
             373      Date of birth:
             374      Date and place of naturalization (if applicable):
             375          I hereby swear and affirm, under penalties for voting fraud set forth below, that I am a
             376      citizen and that to the best of my knowledge and belief the information above is true and
             377      correct.
             378      ____________________________
             379      Signature of Applicant
             380          In accordance with Section 20A-2-401 , the penalty for willfully causing, procuring, or
             381      allowing yourself to be registered to vote if you know you are not entitled to register to vote is
             382      up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $2,500.
             383      NOTICE: IF YOU ARE REGISTERING TO VOTE IN THIS STATE FOR THE FIRST
             384      TIME OR IF YOU ARE CHANGING YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION FROM ANOTHER
             385      STATE, YOU MUST EITHER INCLUDE A LEGIBLE COPY OF ONE OF THE
             386      FOLLOWING WITH YOUR APPLICATION OR SHOW ONE OF THE FOLLOWING AT
             387      THE TIME YOU VOTE AS EVIDENCE OF UNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP:
             388          (A) YOUR CURRENTLY VALID UTAH DRIVER LICENSE;
             389          (B) YOUR BIRTH CERTIFICATE;
             390          (C) YOUR UNITED STATES PASSPORT SHOWING YOUR NAME AND
             391      PASSPORT NUMBER;
             392          (D) YOUR UNITED STATES NATURALIZATION DOCUMENTS, AS
             393      PERMITTED BY FEDERAL LAW, SHOWING YOUR NAME AND THE NUMBER OF
             394      THE CERTIFICATE OF NATURALIZATION;
             395          (E) A DOCUMENT ESTABLISHED AS PROOF OF CITIZENSHIP UNDER THE
             396      IMMIGRATION REFORM AND CONTROL ACT OF 1968;
             397          (F) YOUR BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS CARD OR CERTIFICATION OF


             398      INDIAN BLOOD;
             399          (G) YOUR TRIBAL ENROLLMENT CARD, TRIBAL ENROLLMENT
             400      DOCUMENTATION, TRIBAL ENROLLMENT NUMBER, OR OTHER
             401      DOCUMENTATION CERTIFYING THAT YOU ARE LISTED ON A TRIBAL
             402      ENROLLMENT LIST; OR
             403          (H) OTHER DOCUMENTATION ESTABLISHING THAT YOU ARE A MEMBER
             404      OF A FEDERALLY RECOGNIZED INDIAN TRIBE OR BAND, ALASKAN NATIVE
             405      VILLAGE, OR OTHER TRIBE RECOGNIZED BY FEDERAL LAW OR FORMALLY
             406      ACKNOWLEDGED BY A STATE.
             407      IN ORDER TO BE ALLOWED TO VOTE IN A VOTING PRECINCT FOR THE FIRST
             408      TIME OR TO VOTE DURING THE EARLY VOTING PERIOD BEFORE THE DATE OF
             409      THE ELECTION, YOU MUST PRESENT VALID VOTER IDENTIFICATION TO THE
             410      POLL WORKER BEFORE VOTING AS FOLLOWS:
             411      (1) A VALID FORM OF PHOTO IDENTIFICATION THAT SHOWS YOUR NAME,
             412      PHOTOGRAPH, AND CURRENT ADDRESS; OR
             413      (2) TWO DIFFERENT FORMS OF IDENTIFICATION THAT SHOW YOUR NAME AND
             414      CURRENT ADDRESS.
             415      FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY
             416                              Type of I.D. ____________________________
             417                              Voting Precinct _________________________
             418                              Voting I.D. Number _____________________
             419      -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
             420          (2) The county clerk shall retain a copy in a permanent countywide alphabetical file,
             421      which may be electronic or some other recognized system.
             422          (3) (a) Each county clerk shall retain lists of currently registered voters.
             423          (b) The lieutenant governor shall maintain a list of registered voters in electronic form.
             424          (c) If there are any discrepancies between the two lists, the county clerk's list is the
             425      official list.
             426          (d) The lieutenant governor and the county clerks may charge the fees established
             427      under the authority of Subsection 63-2-203 (10) to individuals who wish to obtain a copy of the
             428      list of registered voters.


             429          (4) When political parties not listed on the voter registration form qualify as registered
             430      political parties under Title 20A, Chapter 8, Political Party Formation and Procedures, the
             431      lieutenant governor shall inform the county clerks about the name of the new political party
             432      and direct the county clerks to ensure that the voter registration form is modified to include that
             433      political party.
             434          (5) Upon receipt of a voter registration form from an applicant, the county clerk or the
             435      clerk's designee shall:
             436          (a) review each voter registration form for completeness and accuracy; and
             437          (b) if the county clerk believes, based upon a review of the form, that a person may be
             438      seeking to register to vote who is not legally entitled to register to vote, refer the form to the
             439      county attorney for investigation and possible prosecution.
             440          Section 4. Section 20A-2-108 is amended to read:
             441           20A-2-108. Driver license registration form -- Transmittal of information.
             442          (1) The lieutenant governor and the Driver License Division shall design the driver
             443      license application and renewal forms to include the question "if you are not registered to vote
             444      where you live now, would you like to register to vote today?"
             445          (2) (a) The lieutenant governor and the Driver License Division shall design a motor
             446      voter registration form to be used in conjunction with driver license application and renewal
             447      forms.
             448          (b) Each driver license application and renewal form shall contain:
             449          (i) a place for the applicant to decline to register to vote;
             450          (ii) an eligibility statement in substantially the following form:
             451          "I do swear (or affirm), subject to penalty of law for false statements, that the
             452      information contained in this form is true, and that I am a citizen of the United States and a
             453      resident of the state of Utah, residing at the above address. I will be at least 18 years old and
             454      will have resided in Utah for 30 days immediately before the next election.
             455      Signed and sworn
             456      ____________________________________________________
             457                  Voter's Signature
             458      __________(month\day\year)";
             459          (iii) a citizenship affidavit in substantially the following form:


             460     
"CITIZENSHIP AFFIDAVIT

             461      Name:
             462      Name at birth, if different:
             463      Place of birth:
             464      Date of birth:
             465      Date and place of naturalization (if applicable):
             466          I hereby swear and affirm, under penalties for voting fraud set forth below, that I am a
             467      citizen and that to the best of my knowledge and belief the information above is true and
             468      correct.
             469      ____________________________
             470      Signature of Applicant
             471          In accordance with Section 20A-2-401 , the penalty for willfully causing, procuring, or
             472      allowing yourself to be registered to vote if you know you are not entitled to register to vote is
             473      up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $2,500";
             474          (iv) a statement that if an applicant declines to register to vote, the fact that the
             475      applicant has declined to register will remain confidential and will be used only for voter
             476      registration purposes; [and]
             477          (v) a statement that if an applicant does register to vote, the office at which the
             478      applicant submits a voter registration application will remain confidential and will be used only
             479      for voter registration purposes[.]; and
             480          (vi) the information required on the form under Section 20A-2-104 , provided that the
             481      voter application portion of the driver license application does not require the applicant to
             482      duplicate information provided in the driver license portion of the form.
             483          (3) Upon receipt of a voter registration form from an applicant, the county clerk or the
             484      clerk's designee shall:
             485          (a) review the voter registration form for completeness and accuracy; and
             486          (b) if the county clerk believes, based upon a review of the form, that a person may be
             487      seeking to register to vote who is not legally entitled to register to vote, refer the form to the
             488      county attorney for investigation and possible prosecution.
             489          Section 5. Section 20A-2-110 is enacted to read:
             490          20A-2-110. Review of voter registration applications -- Evidence of citizenship,


             491      age, and residence.
             492          (1) As used in this section, "tribe" means an Indian tribe, or band, or Alaskan Native
             493      Village which is recognized by federal law or formally acknowledged by a state.
             494          (2) Before registering an applicant to vote, the county clerk shall determine that each
             495      applicant:
             496          (a) has provided the required information on the voter registration form;
             497          (b) has signed the voter registration form;
             498          (c) has signed a statement certifying that the applicant will have resided in Utah for 30
             499      days immediately before the next election;
             500          (d) has provided birth date information showing that the applicant will be at least 18
             501      years old on the date of the election; and
             502          (e) has provided address information showing that the applicant is a resident of the
             503      county where the applicant has submitted the applicant's registration form.
             504          (3) (a) Subject to the requirements of Subsection (4), the county clerk shall determine
             505      whether each applicant has provided evidence of citizenship, which shall consist of
             506      presentation of one of the following, or a legible copy of one of the following:
             507          (i) the applicant's currently valid Utah driver license;
             508          (ii) the applicant's birth certificate showing that the applicant was born in the United
             509      States;
             510          (iii) the applicant's United States passport showing the applicant's name and the
             511      passport number;
             512          (iv) the applicant's United States naturalization documents showing that the applicant
             513      is a citizen of the United States;
             514          (v) subject to the requirements of Subsection (5), the number of the applicant's
             515      certificate of naturalization;
             516          (vi) other documents or methods of proof of citizenship that are established by the
             517      Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Pub. L. No. 99-603;
             518          (vii) the applicant's Bureau of Indian Affairs card or Bureau of Indian Affairs
             519      certification of Indian blood;
             520          (viii) the applicant's tribal enrollment card, tribal enrollment documentation, tribal
             521      enrollment number, or other documentation certifying that the applicant is listed on a tribal


             522      enrollment list; or
             523          (ix) other documentation establishing that the applicant is a member of a tribe;
             524          (b) The county clerk may not accept a driving privilege card issued under Section
             525      53-3-207 as valid identification for evidence of citizenship.
             526          (c) If the applicant has not provided evidence of citizenship, the county clerk shall
             527      register the applicant to vote, but shall make a notation in the official register that the applicant
             528      is required to present evidence of citizenship at the time of voting.
             529          (4) Any person who is registered to vote in this state as of May 5, 2008, shall not be
             530      required to provide evidence of citizenship under Subsection (3), unless that person is changing
             531      the person's voter registration from another state to this state.
             532          (5) If an applicant provides the number of the applicant's certificate of naturalization as
             533      evidence of citizenship under Subsection (3)(a)(v), the county clerk may not register the
             534      applicant to vote until the county clerk is able to verify the number of the certificate with the
             535      United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.
             536          (6) A tribe may provide lists or other documentation to assist the county clerk in
             537      meeting the county clerk's obligations under this section.
             538          Section 6. Section 20A-2-201 is amended to read:
             539           20A-2-201. Registering to vote at office of county clerk.
             540          (1) Except as provided in Subsection (3), the county clerk shall register to vote all
             541      persons who present themselves for registration at the county clerk's office during designated
             542      office hours if those persons[,]:
             543          (a) on voting day, will be legally qualified and entitled to vote in a voting precinct in
             544      the county[.]; and
             545          (b) meet the requirements of Section 20A-2-110 .
             546          (2) If a registration form is submitted in person at the office of the county clerk during
             547      the period beginning on the date after the voter registration deadline and ending on the date that
             548      is 15 calendar days before the date of the election, the county clerk shall:
             549          (a) accept registration forms from all persons who present themselves for registration at
             550      the clerk's office during designated office hours if those persons[,]:
             551          (i) on voting day, will be legally qualified and entitled to vote in a voting precinct in
             552      the county; and


             553          (ii) meet the requirements of Section 20A-2-110 ; and
             554          (b) inform them that:
             555          (i) they will be registered to vote in the pending election; and
             556          (ii) for the pending election, they must vote on the day of the election and will not be
             557      eligible to vote using early voting under Chapter 3, Part 6, Early Voting, because they
             558      registered too late.
             559          (3) [Except as provided in Subsection (3), if] If a registration form is submitted to the
             560      county clerk on the date of the election or during the 14 calendar days before an election, the
             561      county clerk shall:
             562          (a) accept registration forms from all persons who present themselves for registration at
             563      the clerk's office during designated office hours if those persons[,]:
             564          (i) on voting day, will be legally qualified and entitled to vote in a voting precinct in
             565      the county; and
             566          (ii) meet the requirements of Section 20A-2-110 ; and
             567          (b) inform them that they will be registered to vote but may not vote in the pending
             568      election because they registered too late.
             569          Section 7. Section 20A-2-202 is amended to read:
             570           20A-2-202. Registration by mail.
             571          (1) (a) A citizen who will be qualified to vote at the next election may register by mail.
             572          (b) To register by mail, a citizen shall complete and sign the by-mail registration form
             573      and mail or deliver it to the county clerk of the county in which the citizen resides.
             574          (c) (i) In order to register to vote in a particular election, the citizen shall:
             575          (A) address the by-mail voter registration form to the county clerk; and
             576          (B) ensure that it is postmarked on or before the voter registration deadline.
             577          (ii) The citizen shall provide evidence of citizenship by submitting a copy of
             578      documentation required under Section 20A-2-110 with the by-mail voter registration form if
             579      the citizen is:
             580          (A) registering to vote for the first time; or
             581          (B) is changing the citizen's voter registration from another state.
             582          [(ii)] (iii) If the voter is registering for the first time in the county, the citizen shall
             583      either:


             584          (A) submit a copy of the voter's valid voter identification with the by-mail voter
             585      registration form; or
             586          (B) submit valid voter identification to the poll worker at the time the citizen votes.
             587          (d) The citizen has effectively registered to vote under this section only when:
             588          (i) the county clerk's office has received a correctly completed by-mail voter
             589      registration form[.]; and
             590          (ii) the county clerk has determined that the citizen has met the requirements of Section
             591      20A-2-110 .
             592          (2) Upon receipt of a correctly completed by-mail voter registration form and
             593      documentation that meets the requirements of Section 20A-2-110 , the county clerk shall:
             594          (a) enter the applicant's name on the list of registered voters for the voting precinct in
             595      which the applicant resides; and
             596          (b) mail confirmation of registration to the newly registered voter after entering the
             597      applicant's voting precinct number on that copy.
             598          (3) (a) If the county clerk receives a correctly completed by-mail voter registration
             599      form that is postmarked after the voter registration deadline and documentation that meets the
             600      requirements of Section 20A-2-110 , the county clerk shall:
             601          (i) register the applicant after the next election; and
             602          (ii) if possible, promptly phone or mail a notice to the applicant before the election,
             603      informing the applicant that his registration will not be effective until after the election.
             604          (b) When the county clerk receives, at least seven days before an election, a correctly
             605      completed by-mail voter registration form [at least seven days before an election that is
             606      postmarked on or before the date of the voter registration deadline] that is postmarked on or
             607      before the date of the voter registration deadline and documentation that meets the
             608      requirements of Section 20A-2-110 , the county clerk shall:
             609          (i) process the by-mail voter registration form; and
             610          (ii) record the new voter in the official register.
             611          (4) If the county clerk determines that a registration form received by mail or otherwise
             612      is incorrect because of an error or because it is incomplete, the county clerk shall mail notice to
             613      the person attempting to register, informing him that he has not been registered because of an
             614      error or because the form is incomplete.


             615          Section 8. Section 20A-2-204 is amended to read:
             616           20A-2-204. Registering to vote when applying for or renewing a driver license.
             617          (1) As used in this section, "voter registration form" means the driver license
             618      application/voter registration form and the driver license renewal/voter registration form
             619      required by Section 20A-2-108 .
             620          (2) Any citizen who is qualified to vote may register to vote by completing the voter
             621      registration form.
             622          (3) The Driver License Division shall:
             623          (a) assist applicants in completing the voter registration form unless the applicant
             624      refuses assistance;
             625          (b) accept completed forms for transmittal to the appropriate election official;
             626          (c) transmit a copy of each voter registration form to the appropriate election official
             627      within five days after it is received by the division;
             628          (d) transmit each address change within five days after it is received by the division;
             629      and
             630          (e) transmit electronically to the lieutenant governor's office the name, address, birth
             631      date, and driver license number of each person who answers "yes" to the question on the driver
             632      license form about registering to vote.
             633          (4) Upon receipt of a correctly completed voter registration form and documentation
             634      that meets the requirements of Section 20A-2-110 , the county clerk shall:
             635          (a) enter the applicant's name on the list of registered voters for the voting precinct in
             636      which the applicant resides; and
             637          (b) notify the applicant of registration.
             638          (5) (a) If the county clerk receives a correctly completed voter registration form that is
             639      dated after the voter registration deadline and documentation that meets the requirements of
             640      Section 20A-2-110 , the county clerk shall:
             641          (i) register the applicant after the next election; and
             642          (ii) if possible, promptly phone or mail a notice to the applicant before the election,
             643      informing the applicant that his registration will not be effective until after the election.
             644          (b) When the county clerk receives, at least seven days before an election, a correctly
             645      completed voter registration form [at least seven days before an election] that is dated on or


             646      before the voter registration deadline and documentation that meets the requirements of Section
             647      20A-2-110 , the county clerk shall:
             648          (i) process the voter registration form; and
             649          (ii) record the new voter in the official register.
             650          (6) If the county clerk determines that a voter registration form received from the
             651      Driver License Division is incorrect because of an error or because it is incomplete, the county
             652      clerk shall mail notice to the person attempting to register, informing him that he has not been
             653      registered because of an error or because the form is incomplete.
             654          Section 9. Section 20A-2-205 is amended to read:
             655           20A-2-205. Registration at voter registration agencies.
             656          (1) As used in this section:
             657          (a) "Discretionary voter registration agency" means each office designated by the
             658      county clerk under Part 3, County Clerk's Voter Registration Responsibilities, to provide
             659      by-mail voter registration forms to the public.
             660          (b) "Public assistance agency" means each office in Utah that provides:
             661          (i) public assistance; or
             662          (ii) state funded programs primarily engaged in providing services to people with
             663      disabilities.
             664          (2) Any person may obtain and complete a by-mail registration form at a public
             665      assistance agency or discretionary voter registration agency.
             666          (3) Each public assistance agency and discretionary voter registration agency shall
             667      provide, either as part of existing forms or on a separate form, the following information in
             668      substantially the following form:
             669          "REGISTERING TO VOTE
             670          If you are not registered to vote where you live now, would you like to apply to register
             671      to vote here today? (Applying to register to vote or declining to register to vote will not affect
             672      the amount of assistance that you will be provided by this agency.) Yes____ No____ IF YOU
             673      DO NOT CHECK EITHER BOX, YOU WILL BE CONSIDERED TO HAVE DECIDED
             674      NOT TO REGISTER TO VOTE AT THIS TIME. If you would like help in filling out the
             675      voter registration application form, we will help you. The decision about whether or not to
             676      seek or accept help is yours. You may fill out the application form in private. If you believe


             677      that someone has interfered with your right to register or to decline to register to vote, your
             678      right to privacy in deciding whether or not to register, or in applying to register to vote, or your
             679      right to choose your own political party or other political preference, you may file a complaint
             680      with the Office of the Lieutenant Governor, State Capitol Building, Salt Lake City, Utah
             681      84114. (801) 538-1040."
             682          (4) Unless a person applying for service or assistance from a public assistance agency
             683      or discretionary voter registration agency declines, in writing, to register to vote, each public
             684      assistance agency and discretionary voter registration agency shall:
             685          (a) distribute a by-mail voter registration form with each application for service or
             686      assistance provided by the agency or office;
             687          (b) assist applicants in completing the voter registration form unless the applicant
             688      refuses assistance;
             689          (c) accept completed forms and copies of documentation provided as evidence of
             690      citizenship for transmittal to the appropriate election official; and
             691          (d) transmit a copy of each voter registration form and evidence of citizenship to the
             692      appropriate election official within five days after it is received by the division.
             693          (5) A person in a public assistance agency or a discretionary voter registration agency
             694      that helps a person complete the voter registration form may not:
             695          (a) seek to influence an applicant's political preference or party registration;
             696          (b) display any political preference or party allegiance;
             697          (c) make any statement to an applicant or take any action that has the purpose or effect
             698      of discouraging the applicant from registering to vote; or
             699          (d) make any statement to an applicant or take any action that has the purpose or effect
             700      of leading the applicant to believe that a decision to register or not to register has any bearing
             701      upon the availability of services or benefits.
             702          (6) Upon receipt of a correctly completed voter registration form and documentation
             703      that meets the requirements of Section 20A-2-110 , the county clerk shall:
             704          (a) enter the applicant's name on the list of registered voters for the voting precinct in
             705      which the applicant resides; and
             706          (b) notify the applicant of registration.
             707          (7) (a) If the county clerk receives a correctly completed voter registration form that is


             708      dated after the voter registration deadline and documentation that meets the requirements of
             709      Section 20A-2-110 , the county clerk shall:
             710          (i) register the applicant after the next election; and
             711          (ii) if possible, promptly phone or mail a notice to the applicant before the election,
             712      informing the applicant that his registration will not be effective until after the election.
             713          (b) When the county clerk receives, at least seven days before an election, a correctly
             714      completed voter registration form [at least seven days before an election] that is dated on or
             715      before the voter registration deadline and documentation that meets the requirements of Section
             716      20A-2-110 , the county clerk shall:
             717          (i) process the voter registration form; and
             718          (ii) record the new voter in the official register.
             719          (8) If the county clerk determines that a voter registration form received from a public
             720      assistance agency or discretionary voter registration agency is incorrect because of an error or
             721      because it is incomplete, the county clerk shall mail notice to the person attempting to register,
             722      informing him that he has not been registered because of an error or because the form is
             723      incomplete.
             724          Section 10. Section 20A-3-104 is amended to read:
             725           20A-3-104. Manner of voting.
             726          (1) (a) Any registered voter desiring to vote shall give his name, and, if requested, his
             727      residence, to one of the poll workers.
             728          (b) (i) The voter shall present valid voter identification to one of the poll workers if the
             729      voter is:
             730          [(i)] (A) required to present valid voter identification as indicated by a notation in the
             731      official register;
             732          [(ii)] (B) voting in person by absentee ballot; or
             733          [(iii)] (C) voting during the early voting period.
             734          [(c)] (ii) If a voter is not required to present valid voter identification under Subsection
             735      (1)(b)(i), and the poll worker does not know the voter requesting a ballot and has reason to
             736      doubt that voter's identity, the poll worker shall:
             737          [(i)] (A) request that the voter present valid voter identification; or
             738          [(ii)] (B) have the voter identified by a known registered voter of the district.


             739          (c) The voter shall present evidence of citizenship to one of the poll workers if the
             740      voter is required to present evidence of citizenship as indicated by a notation in the official
             741      register.
             742          (d) If the poll worker is satisfied that the voter [has been properly identified] has
             743      satisfied the requirements of Subsections (1)(b) and (1)(c), the poll worker shall:
             744          (i) record the type of identification and proof of citizenship provided by the voter in the
             745      appropriate space in the official register, as applicable; and
             746          (ii) follow the procedures of Subsection (2).
             747          (e) If the poll worker is not satisfied that the voter [has been properly identified] has
             748      satisfied the requirements of Subsections (1)(b) and (1)(c), the poll worker shall:
             749          (i) indicate on the official register that the voter [was not properly identified] failed to
             750      provide valid voter identification or proof of citizenship;
             751          (ii) issue the voter a provisional ballot; and
             752          (iii) follow the procedures and requirements of Section 20A-3-105.5 .
             753          (f) If the person's right to vote is challenged as provided in Section 20A-3-202 , the poll
             754      worker shall follow the procedures and requirements of Section 20A-3-105.5 .
             755          (2) (a) The poll worker in charge of the official register shall check the official register
             756      to determine whether or not the voter is registered to vote.
             757          (b) If the voter's name is not found on the official register, the poll worker shall follow
             758      the procedures and requirements of Section 20A-3-105.5 .
             759          (3) If the poll worker determines that the voter is registered and:
             760          (a) if the ballot is a paper ballot or a ballot sheet:
             761          (i) the poll worker in charge of the official register shall:
             762          (A) write the ballot number opposite the name of the voter in the official register; and
             763          (B) direct the voter to sign his name in the election column in the official register;
             764          (ii) another poll worker shall list the ballot number and voter's name in the pollbook;
             765      and
             766          (iii) the poll worker having charge of the ballots shall:
             767          (A) endorse his initials on the stub;
             768          (B) check the name of the voter on the pollbook list with the number of the stub;
             769          (C) hand the voter a ballot; and


             770          (D) allow the voter to enter the voting booth; or
             771          (b) if the ballot is an electronic ballot:
             772          (i) the poll worker in charge of the official register shall direct the voter to sign the
             773      voter's name in the official register;
             774          (ii) another poll worker shall list the voter's name in the pollbook; and
             775          (iii) the poll worker having charge of the ballots shall:
             776          (A) provide the voter access to the electronic ballot; and
             777          (B) allow the voter to vote the electronic ballot.
             778          (4) Whenever the election officer is required to furnish more than one kind of official
             779      ballot to the voting precinct, the poll workers of that voting precinct shall give the registered
             780      voter the kind of ballot that the voter is qualified to vote.
             781          Section 11. Section 20A-3-104.5 is amended to read:
             782           20A-3-104.5. Voting -- Regular primary election.
             783          (1) (a) Any registered voter desiring to vote at the regular primary election or the
             784      Western States Presidential Primary shall give his name, the name of the registered political
             785      party whose ballot the voter wishes to vote, and, if requested, his residence, to one of the poll
             786      workers.
             787          (b) (i) The voter shall present valid voter identification to one of the poll workers if the
             788      voter is:
             789          [(i)] (A) required to present valid voter identification as indicated by a notation in the
             790      official register;
             791          [(ii)] (B) voting in person by absentee ballot; or
             792          [(iii)] (C) voting during the early voting period.
             793          [(c)] (ii) If a voter is not required to present valid voter identification under Subsection
             794      (1)(b)(i), and the poll worker does not know the voter requesting a ballot and has reason to
             795      doubt that voter's identity, the poll worker shall:
             796          [(i)] (A) request that the voter present valid voter identification; or
             797          [(ii)] (B) have the voter identified by a known registered voter of the district.
             798          (c) The voter shall present evidence of citizenship to one of the poll workers if the
             799      voter is required to present evidence of citizenship as indicated by a notation in the official
             800      register.


             801          (d) The poll worker shall follow the procedures and requirements of Section
             802      20A-3-105.5 if:
             803          (i) the poll worker is not satisfied that the voter has been properly identified; [or]
             804          (ii) the voter has not provided evidence of citizenship as required by Subsection (1)(c);
             805      or
             806          [(ii)] (iii) the voter's right to vote is challenged under Section 20A-3-202 .
             807          (2) (a) (i) If the voter is properly identified, the poll worker in charge of the official
             808      register shall check the official register to determine:
             809          (A) whether or not the voter is registered to vote; and
             810          (B) whether or not the voter's party affiliation designation in the official register allows
             811      the voter to vote the ballot that the voter requested.
             812          (ii) If the official register does not affirmatively identify the voter as being affiliated
             813      with a registered political party or if the official register identifies the voter as being
             814      "unaffiliated," the voter shall be considered to be "unaffiliated."
             815          (b) (i) Except as provided in Subsection (2)(b)(ii), if the voter's name is not found on
             816      the official register, the poll worker shall follow the procedures and requirements of Section
             817      20A-3-105.5 .
             818          (ii) (A) If it is not unduly disruptive of the election process, the poll worker shall
             819      attempt to contact the county clerk's office to request oral verification of the voter's registration.
             820          (B) If oral verification is received from the county clerk's office, the poll worker shall:
             821          (I) record the verification on the official register;
             822          (II) determine the voter's party affiliation and the ballot that the voter is qualified to
             823      vote; and
             824          (III) perform the other administrative steps required by Subsection (3).
             825          (c) (i) Except as provided in Subsection (2)(c)(ii), if the voter's political party
             826      affiliation listed in the official register does not allow the voter to vote the ballot that the voter
             827      requested, the poll worker shall inform the voter of that fact and inform the voter of the ballot
             828      or ballots that the voter's party affiliation does allow the voter to vote.
             829          (ii) (A) If the voter is listed in the official register as "unaffiliated," or if the official
             830      register does not affirmatively identify the voter as either "unaffiliated" or affiliated with a
             831      registered political party, and the voter, as an "unaffiliated" voter, is not authorized to vote the


             832      ballot that the voter requests, the poll worker shall ask the voter if the voter wishes to vote
             833      another registered political party ballot that the voter, as "unaffiliated," is authorized to vote, or
             834      remain "unaffiliated."
             835          (B) If the voter wishes to vote another registered political party ballot that the
             836      unaffiliated voter is authorized to vote, the poll worker shall proceed as required by Subsection
             837      (3).
             838          (C) If the voter wishes to remain unaffiliated and does not wish to vote another ballot
             839      that unaffiliated voters are authorized to vote, the poll worker shall instruct the voter that the
             840      voter may not vote.
             841          (iii) For the primary elections held in 2004, 2006, and 2008 only:
             842          (A) If the voter is listed in the official register as "unaffiliated," or if the official
             843      register does not affirmatively identify the voter as either "unaffiliated" or "affiliated" with a
             844      registered political party, the poll worker shall ask the voter if the voter wishes to affiliate with
             845      a registered political party, or remain "unaffiliated."
             846          (B) If the voter wishes to affiliate with the registered political party whose ballot the
             847      voter requested, the poll worker shall direct the voter to complete the change of party affiliation
             848      form and proceed as required by Subsection (3).
             849          (C) If the voter wishes to remain unaffiliated and wishes to vote another registered
             850      political party ballot that the unaffiliated voter is authorized to vote, the poll worker shall
             851      proceed as required by Subsection (3).
             852          (D) If the voter wishes to remain unaffiliated and does not wish to vote another ballot
             853      that unaffiliated voters are authorized to vote, the poll worker shall instruct the voter that the
             854      voter may not vote.
             855          (3) If the poll worker determines that the voter is registered and eligible, under
             856      Subsection (2), to vote the ballot that the voter requested and:
             857          (a) if the ballot is a paper ballot or a ballot sheet:
             858          (i) the poll worker in charge of the official register shall:
             859          (A) write the ballot number and the name of the registered political party whose ballot
             860      the voter voted opposite the name of the voter in the official register; and
             861          (B) direct the voter to sign his name in the election column in the official register;
             862          (ii) another poll worker shall list the ballot number and voter's name in the pollbook;


             863      and
             864          (iii) the poll worker having charge of the ballots shall:
             865          (A) endorse his initials on the stub;
             866          (B) check the name of the voter on the pollbook list with the number of the stub;
             867          (C) hand the voter the ballot for the registered political party that the voter requested
             868      and for which the voter is authorized to vote; and
             869          (D) allow the voter to enter the voting booth; or
             870          (b) if the ballot is an electronic ballot:
             871          (i) the poll worker in charge of the official register shall direct the voter to sign his
             872      name in the official register;
             873          (ii) another poll worker shall list the voter's name in the pollbook; and
             874          (iii) the poll worker having charge of the ballots shall:
             875          (A) provide the voter access to the electronic ballot for the registered political party
             876      that the voter requested and for which the voter is authorized to vote; and
             877          (B) allow the voter to vote the electronic ballot.
             878          (4) Whenever the election officer is required to furnish more than one kind of official
             879      ballot to the voting precinct, the poll workers of that voting precinct shall give the registered
             880      voter the kind of ballot that the voter is qualified to vote.
             881          Section 12. Section 20A-3-105.5 is amended to read:
             882           20A-3-105.5. Manner of voting -- Provisional ballot.
             883          (1) The poll workers shall follow the procedures and requirements of this section
             884      when:
             885          (a) the person's right to vote is challenged as provided in Section 20A-3-202 ;
             886          (b) the person's name is not found on the official register; [or]
             887          (c) the poll worker is not satisfied that the voter has provided valid voter
             888      identification[.]; or
             889          (d) the person has not provided evidence of citizenship as required by a notation in the
             890      official register.
             891          (2) When faced with one of the circumstances outlined in Subsection (1)(a) [or], (1)(b),
             892      or (1)(d), the poll worker shall:
             893          (a) request that the person provide valid voter identification; and


             894          (b) review the identification provided by the person.
             895          (3) If the poll worker is satisfied that the person has provided valid voter identification
             896      that establishes the person's identity and residence in the voting precinct:
             897          (a) the poll worker in charge of the official register shall:
             898          (i) record in the official register the type of identification that established the person's
             899      identity and place of residence, and, as applicable, the type of identification that the person
             900      provided as evidence of citizenship;
             901          (ii) write the provisional ballot envelope number opposite the name of the voter in the
             902      official register; and
             903          (iii) direct the voter to sign his name in the election column in the official register;
             904          (b) another poll worker shall list the ballot number and voter's name in the pollbook;
             905      and
             906          (c) the poll worker having charge of the ballots shall:
             907          (i) endorse his initials on the stub;
             908          (ii) check the name of the voter on the pollbook list with the number of the stub;
             909          (iii) give the voter a ballot and a provisional ballot envelope; and
             910          (iv) allow the voter to enter the voting booth.
             911          (4) If the poll worker is not satisfied that the voter has provided valid voter
             912      identification that establishes the person's identity and residence in the voting precinct:
             913          (a) the poll worker in charge of the official register shall:
             914          (i) record in the official register that the voter did not provide valid voter identification;
             915          (ii) record in the official register the type of identification that was provided by the
             916      voter, if any, and, as applicable, the type of identification that was provided by the voter as
             917      evidence of citizenship;
             918          (iii) write the provisional ballot envelope number opposite the name of the voter in the
             919      official register; and
             920          (iv) direct the voter to sign his name in the election column in the official register;
             921          (b) another poll worker shall list the ballot number and voter's name in the pollbook;
             922      and
             923          (c) the poll worker having charge of the ballots shall:
             924          (i) endorse his initials on the stub;


             925          (ii) check the name of the voter on the pollbook list with the number of the stub;
             926          (iii) give the voter a ballot and a provisional ballot envelope; and
             927          (iv) allow the voter to enter the voting booth.
             928          (5) Whenever the election officer is required to furnish more than one kind of official
             929      ballot to a voting precinct, the poll workers of that voting precinct shall give the registered
             930      voter the kind of ballot that the voter is qualified to vote.
             931          Section 13. Section 20A-3-305 is amended to read:
             932           20A-3-305. Mailing of ballot to voter -- Enclose self-addressed envelope --
             933      Affidavit.
             934          (1) Upon timely receipt of an absentee voter application properly filled out and signed,
             935      or as soon after receipt of the application as the official absentee ballots for the voting precinct
             936      in which the applicant resides have been printed, the election officer shall either:
             937          (a) give the applicant an official absentee ballot and envelope to vote in the office; or
             938          (b) mail an official absentee ballot, postage paid, to the absentee voter and enclose an
             939      envelope printed as required in Subsection (2).
             940          (2) The election officer shall ensure that:
             941          (a) the name, official title, and post office address of the election officer is printed on
             942      the front of the envelope; and
             943          (b) a printed affidavit in substantially the following form is printed on the back of the
             944      envelope:
             945      "County of ____    State of ____
             946          I, ____, solemnly swear that: I am a qualified resident voter of the ____ voting precinct
             947      in ____ County, Utah and that I am entitled to vote in that voting precinct at the next election.
             948      I am not a convicted felon currently incarcerated for commission of a felony.
             949     
______________________________

             950     
Signature of Absentee Voter"

             951          (3) If the election officer determines that the absentee voter is required to show valid
             952      voter identification or evidence of citizenship as indicated in the official register, the election
             953      officer shall:
             954          (a) issue the voter a provisional ballot in accordance with Section 20A-3-105.5 ;
             955          (b) instruct the voter to include a copy of the voter's valid voter identification or


             956      evidence of citizenship with the return ballot;
             957          (c) provide the voter clear instructions on how to vote a provisional ballot; and
             958          (d) comply with the requirements of Subsection (2).
             959          Section 14. Section 20A-3-401 is amended to read:
             960           20A-3-401. Intent and purpose of part.
             961          (1) Each election officer, election official, and judge shall liberally interpret and apply
             962      this part to:
             963          (a) make it possible for Utah voters living or serving abroad to vote in county, state,
             964      and national elections during their absence;
             965          (b) enable these voters to register more conveniently;
             966          (c) conform to 42 U.S.C. 1973ff, Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting
             967      Act; and
             968          (d) in accordance with Public Law 107-252, the Help America Vote Act of 2002,
             969      exempt overseas and military voters from:
             970          (i) the identification requirements of Section 20A-3-308 [.]; and
             971          (ii) the evidence of citizenship requirements of Section 20A-2-110 .
             972          (2) The state selective service, all military organizations, and citizens and officers of
             973      Utah or of the respective counties and municipalities of the state shall cooperate with the
             974      election and party officers in carrying out the intent and purpose of this part.
             975          (3) All state and county officers of Utah shall:
             976          (a) do all things and perform all acts necessary to put into effect the provisions of any
             977      Act of Congress or this state allowing uniformed and overseas citizen voters to vote; and
             978          (b) permit the use of any official ballot authorized by any Act of Congress and this part
             979      as a ballot supplementary to the official Utah election military ballot.
             980          (4) Each provision of this part prevails over any inconsistent provision of any other
             981      statute or any part of any statute.
             982          Section 15. Section 20A-4-107 is amended to read:
             983           20A-4-107. Review and disposition of provisional ballot envelopes.
             984          (1) As used in this section, a voter is "legally entitled to vote" if:
             985          (a) the voter:
             986          (i) is registered to vote in the state;


             987          (ii) resides within the voting precinct where the voter seeks to vote; and
             988          (iii) provided valid voter identification and evidence of citizenship to the poll worker
             989      as [indicated] required by a notation in the official register;
             990          (b) the voter:
             991          (i) is registered to vote in the state; and
             992          (ii) did not vote in the voter's precinct of residence, but the ballot that the voter voted is
             993      identical to the ballot voted in the voter's precinct of residence; or
             994          (c) the voter:
             995          (i) is registered to vote in the state;
             996          (ii) the poll worker recorded in the official register that:
             997          (A) the voter [either] failed to provide valid voter identification or evidence of
             998      citizenship; or
             999          (B) the documents provided as valid voter identification or evidence of citizenship
             1000      were inadequate; and
             1001          (iii) the county clerk verifies the voter's identity and residence through some other
             1002      means.
             1003          (2) (a) Upon receipt of provisional ballot envelopes, the election officer shall review
             1004      the affirmation on the face of each provisional ballot envelope and determine if the person
             1005      signing the affirmation is a registered voter and legally entitled to vote the ballot that the voter
             1006      voted.
             1007          (b) If the election officer determines that the person is not a registered voter or is not
             1008      legally entitled to vote the ballot that the voter voted, the election officer shall retain the ballot
             1009      envelope, unopened, for the period specified in Section 20A-4-202 unless ordered by a court to
             1010      produce or count it.
             1011          (c) If the election officer determines that the person is a registered voter and is legally
             1012      entitled to vote the ballot that the voter voted, the election officer shall remove the ballot from
             1013      the provisional ballot envelope and place the ballot with the absentee ballots to be counted with
             1014      those ballots at the canvass.
             1015          (d) The election officer may not count, or allow to be counted a provisional ballot
             1016      unless:
             1017          (i) the voter's identity and residence [is] are established by a preponderance of the


             1018      evidence[.]; and
             1019          (ii) if the voter was required to provide evidence of citizenship under the requirements
             1020      of this title, the voter's citizenship is established by a preponderance of the evidence.
             1021          (3) If the election officer determines that the person is a registered voter, the election
             1022      officer shall ensure that the voter registration records are updated to reflect the information
             1023      provided on the provisional ballot envelope.
             1024          (4) If the election officer determines that the person is not a registered voter and the
             1025      information on the provisional ballot envelope is complete, the election officer shall:
             1026          (a) consider the provisional ballot envelope a voter registration form; and
             1027          (b) register the voter.
             1028          Section 16. Section 20A-9-808 is repealed and reenacted to read:
             1029          20A-9-808. Voting.
             1030          Voting in Utah's Western States Presidential Primary shall be conducted in accordance
             1031      with the procedures of Section 20A-3-104.5 .


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