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Substitute House Bill No. 6515

Public Act No. 03-117

AN ACT CONCERNING THE STATE-WIDE CENTRALIZED VOTER REGISTRATION SYSTEM.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. (NEW) (Effective from passage) (a) As used in this section, "state-wide centralized voter registration system" means a computerized system designed and maintained by the Secretary of the State which includes: (1) Voter registration information prescribed by the Secretary, (2) information contained in applications for admission as electors described in section 9-20 of the general statutes, (3) information needed to compile registry lists and enrollment lists under sections 9-35 and 9-54 of the general statutes, (4) information required by section 9-50a of the general statutes, and (5) other information for use in complying with the provisions of title 9 of the general statutes.

(b) Not later than July 1, 2003, each registrar of voters shall transmit to the office of the Secretary of the State all elector information required by the office to complete the state-wide centralized voter registration system. Each registrar shall transmit such information in a format prescribed by the Secretary. Not later than September 1, 2003, each registrar of voters shall participate in the state-wide centralized voter registration system in the manner prescribed by the Secretary.

(c) The provisions of subsection (b) of this section shall not prohibit the registrars of voters of any municipality from maintaining a registry list for such municipality that is separate from the state-wide centralized voter registration system, provided (1) such separate registry list includes the same information as the registry list for such municipality in the state-wide centralized voter registration system, and (2) such registrars comply with the provisions of subsection (b) of this section and the Help America Vote Act, P. L. 107-252, as amended from time to time.

Approved June 18, 2003