Secretary of State - Meetings - Definitions.

Published: 2016-01-25

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(A) "Designated agency" means an office or agency in the state that provides public assistance or that provides state-funded programs primarily engaged in providing services to persons with disabilities and that is required by the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 to implement a program designed and administered by the secretary of state for registering voters, or any other public or government office or agency that implements a program designed and administered by the secretary of state for registering voters, including the department of job and family services, the program administered under section 3701.132 of the Revised Code by the department of health, the department of mental health, the department of developmental disabilities, the rehabilitation services commission, and any other agency the secretary of state designates. Designated agency does not include public high schools and vocational schools, public libraries, or the office of a county treasurer.

(B) "Other registration agency" means a public high school or vocational school, a public library or the office of a county treasurer or other office or agency that is permitted or required to conduct voter registration activities pursuant to applicable sections of the Ohio Revised Code.

(C) "Deputy registrar of motor vehicles" has the same meaning as office of deputy registrar of motor vehicles as either may be described in Chapter 4503. of the Revised Code.

(D) "National Voter Registration Act of 1993" also known as NVRA and the Motor Voter Act means Public Law 103-31, 107 Stat. 77, 42 U.S.C. 1973gg.

(E) "Extensible Markup Language" or "XML" is a set of rules for encoding documents in machine-readable form, defined in the XML 1.0 Specification produced by the world wide web consortium (W3C).

(F) "Facsimile" is a copy or reproduction of a document transmitted over a telephone line.

(G) "Portable Document Format" or "PDF" is an open standard for document exchange transmitted, for purposes of these rules, by electronic mail. PDF is an open file format specification developed by adobe systems.

(H) "Voter registration application" includes both new voter registration applications and applications to update an elector's name or residence address, whether by use of a form or data entry by a designated agency, other registration agency or deputy registrar of motor vehicles.

(I) "Voter registration application form" means a paper form used to register to vote or to update an elector's name or residence.

(J) "Elector" has the same meaning as division (N) of section 3501.01 of the Revised Code; that is, a person having the qualifications provided by law to be entitled to vote.