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S.B. 164

This document includes Senate 3rd Reading Floor Amendments incorporated into the bill on Tue, Mar 3, 2009 at 10:21 AM by rday. -->              1     

IN PERSON VOTER REGISTRATION

             2     
2009 GENERAL SESSION

             3     
STATE OF UTAH

             4     
Chief Sponsor: Scott D. McCoy

             5     
House Sponsor: Douglas C. Aagard

             6     

             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill eliminates the requirement that in person voter registration occur at the county
             10      clerk's office.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    eliminates provisions concerning in person voter registration occurring at the county
             14      clerk's office;
             15          .    provides for registration in person with the county clerk; and
             16          .    makes technical changes.
             17      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             18          None
             19      Other Special Clauses:
             20          None
             21      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             22      AMENDS:
             23          20A-2-201, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapters 225 and 276
             24     

             25      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             26          Section 1. Section 20A-2-201 is amended to read:
             27           20A-2-201. Registering to vote with the county clerk.



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Senate 3rd Reading Amendments 3-3-2009 rd/crp
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         (1) S. (a) .S Except as provided in Subsection (3), the county clerk shall register to vote all
             29      persons who [present themselves] apply for registration [at the county clerk's office during
             30      designated office hours] in person with the county clerk if those persons, on the date of the
             31      election, will be legally eligible to vote in a voting precinct in the county in accordance with
             32      Section 20A-2-101 .
             32a      S. (b) If a county clerk elects to register voters at locations other than the county clerk's
             32b      office, the county clerk shall ensure that the locations are approximately proportionately
             32c      distributed based on population within the county. .S
             33          (2) If a registration form is submitted in person [at the office of] to the county clerk
             34      during the period beginning on the date after the voter registration deadline and ending on the
             35      date that is 15 calendar days before the date of the election, the county clerk shall:
             36          (a) accept registration forms from all persons who [present themselves] apply for
             37      registration [at the clerk's office during designated office hours] in person with the clerk if
             38      those persons, on the date of the election, will be legally qualified and entitled to vote in a
             39      voting precinct in the county; and
             40          (b) inform them that:
             41          (i) they will be registered to vote in the pending election; and
             42          (ii) for the pending election, they must vote on the day of the election and will not be
             43      eligible to vote using early voting under Chapter 3, Part 6, Early Voting, because they
             44      registered too late.
             45          (3) If a registration form is submitted to the county clerk on the date of the election or
             46      during the 14 calendar days before an election, the county clerk shall:
             47          (a) accept registration forms from all persons who [present themselves] apply for
             48      registration [at the clerk's office during designated office hours] in person with the clerk if
             49      those persons, on the date of the election, will be legally qualified and entitled to vote in a
             50      voting precinct in the county; and
             51          (b) inform them that they will be registered to vote but may not vote in the pending
             52      election because they registered too late.





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