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7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill amends provisions in Title 20A, Election Code, relating to voter registration.
10 Highlighted Provisions:
11 This bill:
12 . requires the removal of a voter from the official register:
13 . upon notification that a voter has subsequently registered to vote in another
14 state; and
15 . upon notice of a criminal conviction that prohibits a person from voting;
16 . requires the county clerk to send a notice to a voter who fails to vote in two
17 consecutive regular general elections; and
18 . makes technical changes.
19 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
21 Other Special Clauses:
23 Utah Code Sections Affected:
25 20A-2-304.5, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapter 304
26 20A-2-305, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1997, Chapter 183
28 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
29 Section 1. Section 20A-2-304.5 is amended to read:
30 20A-2-304.5. County clerk's responsibilities -- Updating voter registration.
31 (1) A county clerk who receives notification from the lieutenant governor, as provided
32 in Subsection 20A-2-109 (1), of a change in a registered voter's principal place of residence or
33 name may verify the change with the registered voter.
34 (2) Unless the county clerk verifies that a change described in Subsection (1) is
35 incorrect, the county clerk shall:
36 (a) change the voter registration record to show the registered voter's current name and
37 address; and
38 (b) notify the registered voter of the change to the voter registration record.
39 (3) (a) If a voter does not vote in any election during the period beginning on the date
40 of any regular general election and ending on the day after the date of the next regular general
41 election and the county clerk has not sent the voter a notice described in Section 20A-2-306
42 during the period, the county clerk shall send to the voter a preaddressed return form in
43 substantially the following form:
44 "VOTER REGISTRATION ADDRESS"
45 To ensure the address on your voter registration is correct, please complete and return
46 this form if your address has changed. What is your current street address?
48 Street City County State ZIP
50 Signature of Voter
51 (b) The county clerk shall mail the form described in Subsection (3)(a) with a postal
52 service that will notify the county clerk if the voter has changed the voter's address.
53 Section 2. Section 20A-2-305 is amended to read:
54 20A-2-305. Removing names from the official register -- General requirements.
55 (1) The county clerk may not remove a voter's name from the official register because
56 the voter has failed to vote in an election.
57 (2) The county clerk [
59 (a) the voter dies and the requirements of Subsection (3) are met;
60 (b) the county clerk, after complying with the requirements of Section 20A-2-306 ,
61 receives written confirmation from the voter that the voter no longer resides within the county
62 clerk's county;
63 (c ) the county clerk has:
64 (i) obtained evidence that the voter's residence has changed[
65 (ii) mailed notice to the voter as required by Section 20A-2-306 [
66 (iii) (A) received no response from the voter[
67 (B) not received information that confirms the voter's residence; and
68 (iv) the voter has failed to vote or appear to vote in [
69 during the period beginning on the date of the notice described in Section 20A-2-306 and
70 ending on the day after the date of the second regular general [
71 occurring after the date of the notice;
72 (d) the voter requests, in writing, that [
73 official register; [
74 (e) the county clerk receives a returned voter identification card, determines that there
75 was no clerical error causing the card to be returned, and has no further information to contact
76 the voter[
77 (f) the county clerk receives notice that a voter has been convicted of any felony or a
78 misdemeanor for an offense under this title and the voter's right to vote has not been restored as
79 provided in Section 20A-2-101.3 or 20A-2-101.5 ; or
80 (g) the county clerk receives notice that a voter has registered to vote in another state
81 after the day on which the voter registered to vote in this state.
82 (3) The county clerk [
83 the annual receipt of a listing of all deceased residents from the Department of Health's Bureau
84 of Vital Records.
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