Mississippi Legislature

1999 Regular Session

Senate Bill 2581

[Introduced]

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History of Actions

Background

Title

Description: Elections; provide procedures for purging the names of persons who have moved from the registration books & pollbooks.

History of Actions:

101/14/99(S)Referred To Elections
202/02/99(S)Died In Committee

Background Information:

Effective date*V/R App. Req.
DispositionDead
DeadlineGeneral Bill/Constitutional Amendment
RevenueNo
3/5ths vote requiredNo

Senate Committee:

Principal Author: Harden*

Code Sections: A 023-0015-0011, A 023-0015-0013, A 023-0015-0139, A 023-0015-0153, RP 023-0015-0159

Title: AN ACT TO CLARIFY THE MANNER IN WHICH THE NAMES OF VOTERS ARE REMOVED FROM THE REGISTRATION BOOKS AND POLLBOOKS; TO PROVIDE THAT INFORMATION RECEIVED BY AN ELECTION COMMISSION FROM ANOTHER JURISDICTION INDICATING THAT A VOTER IN THE ELECTION COMMISSION'S COUNTY HAS REGISTERED TO VOTE IN ANOTHER JURISDICTION SHALL BE CONSIDERED A REQUEST TO REMOVE THE VOTER'S NAME FROM THE REGISTRATION BOOKS AND POLLBOOKS OF THE ELECTION COMMISSION'S COUNTY AND THE ELECTION COMMISSION SHALL REMOVE SUCH VOTER'S NAME FROM THE REGISTRATION BOOKS AND POLLBOOKS; TO REQUIRE THE SECRETARY OF STATE TO PRESCRIBE CERTAIN REGISTRATION BOOK AND POLLBOOK MAINTENANCE FORMS TO BE USED BY ELECTION COMMISSIONS; TO REQUIRE ELECTION COMMISSIONS TO CONDUCT AN ONGOING GENERAL REGISTRATION BOOK AND POLLBOOK MAINTENANCE PROGRAM TO PROTECT THE INTEGRITY OF THE ELECTORAL PROCESS BY ENSURING THE MAINTENANCE OF ACCURATE AND CURRENT VOTER REGISTRATION RECORDS; TO AMEND SECTION 23-15-11 AND 23-15-13, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO PROVIDE THAT TO BE ELIGIBLE TO VOTE A PERSON DOES NOT HAVE TO BE A RESIDENT FOR 30 DAYS IN THE SUPERVISOR'S DISTRICT IN WHICH HE OFFERS TO VOTE AND TO AUTHORIZE A VOTER'S REGISTRATION TO BE TRANSFERRED AT ANY TIME UP TO 30 DAYS BEFORE THE ELECTION IF HE MOVES TO ANOTHER WARD OR VOTING PRECINCT WITHIN THE SAME MUNICIPALITY OR COUNTY; TO AMEND SECTION 23-15-153, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO PROVIDE THAT THE REMOVAL OF NAMES FROM THE REGISTRATION BOOKS AND POLLBOOKS BASED ON A CHANGE IN THE RESIDENCE OF THE VOTER MUST BE DONE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ACT; TO AMEND SECTION 23-15-139, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO REQUIRE THE SECRETARY OF STATE TO UTILIZE THE STATEWIDE VOTER REGISTRATION RECORD TO IDENTIFY THE NAMES OF VOTERS WHO HAVE BEEN CONVICTED OF DISENFRANCHISING CRIMES AND TO REQUIRE ALL STATE AGENCIES AND POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS OF THE STATE TO PROVIDE THE SECRETARY OF STATE SUCH INFORMATION AS HE CONSIDERS NECESSARY TO PERFORM HIS DUTIES IN REGARD TO THE STATEWIDE VOTER REGISTRATION RECORD; TO PROVIDE THAT THE NAMES OF ALL VOTERS WHOSE REGISTRATION HAS BEEN CANCELLED AS A RESULT OF THE ELECTOR NOT VOTING FOR FOUR SUCCESSIVE YEARS SHALL BE RETURNED TO THE REGISTRATION BOOKS AND POLLBOOKS AND SHALL BE TREATED IN THE SAME MANNER AS ELECTORS WHO HAVE CHANGED THEIR PLACE OF RESIDENCE; TO REPEAL SECTION 23-15-159, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, WHICH REQUIRES THAT THE NAMES OF PERSONS WHO HAVE NOT VOTED IN AT LEAST ONE ELECTION IN THE LAST FOUR SUCCESSIVE YEARS BE ERASED FROM THE REGISTRATION BOOKS AND POLLBOOKS; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.


Information pertaining to this measure was last updated on 02/02/99 at 17:10.



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