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H.B. 105 Enrolled





Chief Sponsor: Merlynn T. Newbold

Senate Sponsor: Aaron Osmond

             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill amends the election code by requiring county clerks to remove a voter's name
             10      from the official register under certain circumstances.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    requires county clerks to remove a voter's name from the official register within 21
             14      days of receipt of confirmation from the Utah Department of Health's Bureau of
             15      Vital Records that the voter is deceased.
             16      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             17          None
             18      Other Special Clauses:
             19          None
             20      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             21      AMENDS:
             22          20A-2-305, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1997, Chapter 183
             24      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             25          Section 1. Section 20A-2-305 is amended to read:
             26           20A-2-305. Removing names from the official register -- General requirements.
             27          (1) The county clerk may not remove a voter's name from the official register because
             28      the voter has failed to vote in an election.
             29          (2) The county clerk may remove a voter's name from the official register only when:

             30          (a) the voter dies and the requirements of Subsection (3) are met;
             31          (b) the county clerk, after complying with the requirements of Section 20A-2-306 ,
             32      receives written confirmation from the voter that the voter no longer resides within the county
             33      clerk's county;
             34          (c) the county clerk has obtained evidence that the voter's residence has changed, has
             35      mailed notice to the voter as required by Section 20A-2-306 and received no response from the
             36      voter, and the voter has failed to vote or appear to vote in either of the next two regular general
             37      elections following the date of the notice;
             38          (d) the voter requests, in writing, that his name be removed from the official register;
             39      or
             40          (e) the county clerk receives a returned voter identification card, determines that there
             41      was no clerical error causing the card to be returned, and has no further information to contact
             42      the voter.
             43          (3) The county clerk [may] shall remove a voter's name from the registration list [upon
             44      the annual] within 21 days of receipt of [a listing of all deceased residents] confirmation from
             45      the Department of Health's Bureau of Vital Records that a voter is deceased.

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