§3-2-3. State authority relating to voter registration; chief election official


Published: 2015

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WVC 3 - 2 - 3

§3-2-3. State authority relating to voter registration; chief

election official.

(a) The secretary of state, as chief election official of the

state as provided in section six, article one-a of this chapter,

shall have general supervision of the voter registration procedures

and practices and the maintenance of voter registration records in

the state and shall have authority to require reports and

investigate violations to ensure the proper conduct of voter

registration throughout the state and all of its subdivisions.

(b) The secretary of state, as chief election official of the

state, is responsible for implementing, in a uniform and

nondiscriminatory manner, a single, uniform, official, centralized,

interactive computerized statewide voter registration list defined,

maintained and administered at the state level that contains the

name and registration information of every legally registered voter

in the state and assigns a unique identifier to each legally

registered voter in the state.

(c) The secretary of state is hereby designated as the chief

election official responsible for the coordination of this state's

responsibilities under 42 U.S.C. §1973gg, et seq., the "National

Voter Registration Act of 1993". The secretary of state shall have

general supervision of voter registration procedures and practices

at agencies and locations providing services as required by the

provisions of this article and shall have the authority to propose

procedural, interpretive and legislative rules for promulgation in accordance with the provisions of article three, chapter

twenty-nine-a of this code for application for registration,

transmission of applications, reporting and maintenance of records

required by the provisions of this article and for the development,

implementation and application of other provisions of this article.





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