CHAPTER 3. ELECTIONS.

§3-2-6. Time of registration application before an election.

(a) Voter registration before an election closes on the twenty-first day before the election or on the first day thereafter which is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday.

(b) An application for voter registration, transfer of registration, change of name or change of political party affiliation submitted by an eligible voter by the close of voter registration is effective for any subsequent primary, general or special election if the following conditions are met:

(1) The application contains the information required by subsection (c), section five of this article. Incomplete applications for registration containing information which are submitted within the required time may be corrected within four business days after the close of registration if the applicant provides the required information; and

(2) The application is received by the appropriate clerk of the county commission no later than the hour of the close of registration or is otherwise submitted by the following deadlines:

(A) If mailed, the application shall be addressed to the appropriate clerk of the county commission and is postmarked by the postal service no later than the date of the close of registration. If the postmark is missing or illegible, the application is presumed to have been mailed no later than the close of registration if it is received by the appropriate clerk of the county commission no later than the third day following the close of registration;

(B) If accepted by a designated agency or motor vehicle licensing office, the application is received by that agency or office no later than the close of registration;

(C) If accepted through a registration outreach program, the application is received by the clerk, deputy clerk or registrar no later than the close of registration;

(D) If accepted through an approved electronic voter registration system, the application is received by the clerk of the county commission or other entity designated by the Secretary of State no later than the close of business on the final day of registration; and

(3) The verification notice by the provisions of section sixteen of this article mailed to the voter at the residence indicated on the application is not returned as undeliverable.

Bills Affecting §3-2-6

2021 Regular Session: SB27
2021 Regular Session: SB565
2020 Regular Session: SB99
2019 Regular Session: SB429
2013 Regular Session: SB130
2013 Regular Session: HB2865
2013 Regular Session: SB477
2012 Regular Session: HB3001
2012 Regular Session: SB431
2012 Regular Session: HB4408
2011 Regular Session: HB3001
2011 Regular Session: HB3036
2011 Regular Session: SB505
2009 Regular Session: HB2798
2009 Regular Session: SB462
2007 Regular Session: SB617
2006 Regular Session: HB4517
2005 Regular Session: HB3002
2001 Regular Session: HB3066
2001 Regular Session: SB731