Substitute House Bill No. 5394
          Substitute House Bill No. 5394

              PUBLIC ACT NO. 94-121

AN   ACT  CONCERNING  THE  IMPLEMENTATION  OF  THE
NATIONAL VOTER REGISTRATION ACT OF 1993.


    Section  1. (NEW) As used in this act, "public
assistance  offices"  means   offices   of   state
agencies that administer or provide services under
the  food  stamp,  Medicaid,  Women,  Infants  and
Children,  and  Aid  to  Families  with  Dependent
Children programs.
    Sec.  2.  (NEW)  The  secretary  of  the state
shall  be  the  chief  state   election   official
responsible     for    coordination    of    state
responsibilities   under   the   National    Voter
Registration  Act of 1993, P.L. 103-31, as amended
from time to time, except that the state elections
enforcement  commission  shall  be responsible for
the investigation  of  any  complaint  alleging  a
violation of this act and shall have the authority
to enforce the provisions of this act  by  use  of
its  powers  as  prescribed in section 9-7b of the
general statutes,  as  amended  by  section  8  of
public  act 93-30, section 1 of public act 93-192,
section 3 of public act 93-386 and section  31  of
this act.
    Sec.  3.  (NEW)  Registrars  of  voters  shall
accept the  mail  voter  registration  application
form prescribed by the Federal Election Commission
pursuant to the National Voter Registration Act of
1993,  P.L.  103-31, as amended from time to time,
as an application for admission as an elector  for
all  elections  in  Connecticut. The procedures in
subsections (c), (d), (f) and (g) of section 9-23g
of  the  general statutes, as amended by section 1
of public act 93-386 and section 18 of  this  act,
which are not inconsistent with the National Voter
Registration Act of 1993, P.L. 103-31, as  amended
from  time  to  time,  shall apply to applications
made under this section.
    Sec.  4.  (NEW)  The  secretary  of  the state
shall make available  for  distribution  the  mail
voter  registration application form prescribed by
the Federal Election Commission  pursuant  to  the
National  Voter  Registration  Act  of  1993, P.L.
103-31,  as  amended  from  time  to   time.   The
secretary  may  make  any  changes  in  any  forms
required by this act and title 9  of  the  general
statutes  which,  in the opinion of the secretary,
are necessary to cause said forms  to  conform  to
the provisions of applicable federal law.
    Sec.  5.  (NEW)  Any  change  of  address form
submitted by a person in accordance with  law  for
purposes  of  a  motor  vehicle operator's license
shall serve as notification of change  of  address
for  voter  registration for the person unless the
person states on  the  form  that  the  change  of
address  is  not  for voter registration purposes.
The commissioner of motor vehicles shall forthwith
transmit such change of address information to the
registrars of voters of the  town  of  the  former
address  of  the person. If the name of the person
appears on the registry list of the town,  and  if
the  new  address  is  also  within such town, the
registrars shall enter the name of such elector on
the  registry  list  at  the  place  where he then
resides. If the name of the person appears on  the
registry  list  of the town and if the new address
is outside such town, the registrars shall  remove
the  name  of  such elector from the registry list
and send the elector the notice,  information  and
application   required  by  section  9-35  of  the
general statutes, as amended by section 23 of this
act.
    Sec.  6.  (NEW) Public assistance offices, and
all offices in the state that provide state-funded
programs  primarily  engaged in providing services
to persons with disabilities, libraries  that  are
open  to  the  public,  and such other appropriate
offices  as  the  secretary  shall  designate   in
accordance  with  the  National Voter Registration
Act of 1993, P.L. 103-31, as amended from time  to
time,  shall  be  voter  registration agencies and
shall:  (1)  Distribute  mail  voter  registration
application  forms, (2) assist applicants for such
assistance  or  services   in   completing   voter
registration   application   forms,   except   for
applicants who refuse  such  assistance,  and  (3)
accept  completed  voter  registration application
forms and forthwith transmit  such  forms  to  the
registrars   of  voters  of  the  town  of  voting
residence of the  applicants.  If  a  registration
application  is  accepted  within five days before
the last day for registration to vote in a regular
election,  the application shall be transmitted to
the registrars of voters of  the  town  of  voting
residence  of  the  applicant  not later than five
days after  the  date  of  acceptance.  The  voter
registration   agency   shall   indicate   on  the
completed  mail  voter  registration   application
form, without indicating the identity of the voter
registration agency, the date of its acceptance by
such agency, to ensure that any eligible applicant
is registered to vote in  an  election  if  it  is
received  by  the  registration agency by the last
day for registration to vote in an election. If  a
state-funded    program   primarily   engaged   in
providing services to  persons  with  disabilities
provides services to a person with a disability at
the person's home, the agency shall  provide  such
voter  registration services at the person's home.
The procedures in subsections (c),  (d),  (f)  and
(g)  of  section 9-23g of the general statutes, as
amended by section 1  of  public  act  93-386  and
section 18 of this act, which are not inconsistent
with the National Voter Registration Act of  1993,
P.L.  103-31,  as amended from time to time, shall
apply to applications  made  under  this  section.
Officials and employees of such voter registration
agencies are not admitting officials,  as  defined
in  section 9-17a of the general statutes, and may
not restore, under the provisions of section 9-46a
of  the  general statutes, electoral privileges of
persons convicted of a felony.
    Sec.  7. (NEW)  A  voter  registration  agency
described in section  6  of  this act shall comply
with the National  Voter Registration Act of 1993,
P.L. 103-31, as  amended  from  time  to time, and
shall distribute with each application for service
or assistance provided  by  the  agency,  and with
each  recertification,  renewal,   or   change  of
address  form  relating   to   such   service   or
assistance a mail  voter  registration application
form approved by the secretary of the state unless
the  applicant  declines   to   register  to  vote
pursuant to the  provisions  of the National Voter
Registration Act of  1993, P.L. 103-31, as amended
from time to  time.  Such  declination shall be in
writing, except in  the case of an application for
service or assistance  provided by a library, or a
recertification,  renewal, or  change  of  address
form  relating  to   such   library   service   or
assistance. Such voter  registration  agency shall
provide each applicant  to  register  to  vote the
same  degree of  assistance  with  regard  to  the
completion of the registration application form as
is provided by  the  agency  with  regard  to  the
completion of its  own forms, unless the applicant
refuses such assistance.
    Sec.  8.  (NEW) Notwithstanding the provisions
of section 9-238 of the general statutes, 9-406 of
the  general  statutes  and  9-436  of the general
statutes, as amended by section 4  of  public  act
93-384,   and  other  provisions  of  the  general
statutes, the names of electors  on  the  inactive
registry  list  compiled under section 9-35 of the
general statutes, as amended by section 23 of this
act,   shall   not  be  counted  for  purposes  of
computing the number of voting  machines  required
and  the  number  of petition signatures required.
Each elector on such inactive registry  list  who,
in the determination of the registrars, has signed
a  petition  pursuant  to  the  general  statutes,
giving the same address as appears on the inactive
registry list, shall forthwith be  placed  on  the
active  registry  list compiled under said section
9-35, as  amended.  Each  such  elector  shall  be
counted for purposes of future computations of the
number of voting machines required and the  number
of  signatures required on future petitions issued
for other electoral events.
    Sec.  9.  Section 9-12 of the general statutes
is repealed and the following  is  substituted  in
lieu thereof:
    (a)  Each citizen of the United States who has
attained the age of eighteen years, and who  is  a
bona fide resident of the town to which he applies
for admission as an elector shall, on [taking  the
oath] APPROVAL BY THE REGISTRARS OF VOTERS OR TOWN
CLERK OF THE TOWN OF RESIDENCE OF SUCH CITIZEN, AS
prescribed  by  law,  be  an  elector,  except  as
provided in [sections 9-19e, 9-30 and]  subsection
(b)  of this section. For purposes of this section
a person shall be deemed to have attained the  age
of  eighteen  years  on  the day of his eighteenth
birthday. No mentally incompetent person shall  be
admitted as an elector.
    (b)  Any  citizen  who  will have attained the
age of eighteen years on or before the  day  of  a
regular  election  may,  within  the period of one
hundred eighty days prior to such election,  apply
for  admission  as  an elector. If such citizen is
found to be qualified he shall become  an  elector
on   the  day  of  his  eighteenth  birthday.  The
registrars  shall  add  the  name  of  any  person
applying   under   this   subsection,   if   found
qualified,  to   the   registry   list   and,   if
applicable,  to  the enrolment list, together with
the effective date of his registration.
    Sec.  10.  Subsection  (a)  of section 9-17 of
the general statutes, as amended by section  1  of
public  act  93-230, is repealed and the following
is substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)   For   the   purposes  of  this  section,
"primary  day"  means  the  day  scheduled  for  a
primary  for state, district and municipal offices
in accordance with section  9-423,  regardless  of
whether  the  municipality will hold a primary and
"election day"  means  the  day  of  each  regular
election.  (1)  The  registrars  of voters of each
town  shall   hold   sessions   to   examine   the
qualifications  of  electors and admit those found
qualified [to the elector's oath] on the dates and
at  the  times  set  forth  in  this section. Such
sessions shall  be  held  on  the  following  days
during  the hours indicated, except as provided in
subdivision (2) of this subsection:

          Day                      Hours

Fourteenth day before
  primary day               7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday of fourth week
  before election day       9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday falling between
  fourth and third
  Saturdays before
  election day              any two hours between
                           5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
Saturday of third week
  before election day       9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Fourteenth day before
  election day              9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The  session  of  the  registrars of voters on the
fourteenth day before election day  shall  be  the
last regular session for the admission of electors
prior to an election, as defined in subsection (y)
of section 9-1. (2) No town having a population of
less than twenty-five thousand  persons  shall  be
required   to   hold  sessions  for  admission  of
electors on the fourteenth day before primary day,
the  Saturday  of  the fourth week before election
day or the Wednesday falling  between  the  fourth
and third Saturdays before election day.
    Sec.   11.   Section   9-19b  of  the  general
statutes, as amended by section 82 of  public  act
93-262,   is   repealed   and   the  following  is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)  Except during the period between the last
session for the admission of electors prior to  an
election  and the day following that election, the
town clerk or assistant town clerk, during  office
hours  and  at  the  office  of such official, may
examine the qualifications of any person  applying
IN  PERSON  to  be  admitted  as  an  elector  and
[administer  the  elector's  oath]  APPROVE   SUCH
APPLICATION.
    (b) Except during  the period between the last
session for the  admission of electors prior to an
election  and the  day  following  that  election,
either registrar of voters, or a deputy registrar,
assistant registrar or special assistant registrar
appointed in accordance  with  the  provisions  of
section 9-192, may  examine  the qualifications of
any person applying  to  be admitted as an elector
[and administer the  elector's  oath]  IN THE TOWN
AND, EXCEPT FOR APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED PURSUANT TO
SUBDIVISION (4) OF  THIS  SUBSECTION, APPROVE SUCH
APPLICATION SUBMITTED IN  PERSON (1) at the office
of such official;  (2) at any enrolment session of
the registrars of voters; (3) at any public place;
[, if written notice of the date and time is given
to  the other  registrar  seven  days  in  advance
thereof;] (4) at  any time and at any place IN THE
TOWN, other than  a  public  place;  [, if written
notice of the place, date and time is given to the
other registrar five  days in advance thereof;] or
(5) at any  public  office  of  the  department of
motor vehicles, department  of labor or department
of social services which is located in the town in
which the registrar,  deputy  registrar, assistant
registrar or special  assistant  registrar serves,
if written notice  of  the  date and time is given
seven  days  in  advance  thereof  to  [the  other
registrar   and]   the    commissioner   of   such
department. Upon receipt of a written notice under
subdivision   (5)   of    this   subsection,   the
commissioner of the  department  may  designate  a
portion of the  public  office which shall be used
for  the  admission   of   electors.   The   other
registrar, or any  deputy,  assistant  or  special
assistant  registrar, shall  be  permitted  to  be
present  during  the   admission   of  any  person
pursuant  to subdivisions  (4)  and  (5)  of  this
subsection.  APPLICATIONS  ACCEPTED  AND  EXAMINED
PRIOR  TO  THE   LAST  SESSION  FOR  ADMISSION  OF
ELECTORS  PRIOR  TO   AN   ELECTION   PURSUANT  TO
SUBDIVISION (4) OF THIS SUBSECTION MAY BE APPROVED
AFTER SUCH LAST  SESSION.  The  admission  of  any
person  pursuant  to   subdivision  (4)  shall  be
effective  [one week  after  the  receipt  of  the
application by the registrars of voters unless the
application  is  rejected   by  either  registrar,
before the expiration  of  such  week,  or] on the
date   when   both    registrars    approve   such
application.  [,  whichever   occurs  first.]  The
registrar who receives  such  application from the
applicant shall give  written  notice to the other
registrar  within  one  business  day  after  such
receipt AND THE  REGISTRARS SHALL FORTHWITH ACT ON
SUCH APPLICATIONS. No rejection of any application
under subdivision (4)  of this subsection shall be
effective until the  registrar  has  mailed to the
other registrar and the applicant a notice stating
the reasons for the rejection. Any applicant whose
application  is  rejected  may  appeal  under  the
provisions of section 9-31l.
    (c)   Such  registrar,  deputy,  assistant  or
special  assistant  registrar  [administering  the
elector's    oath]   ACCEPTING   APPLICATIONS   in
accordance with subdivision (4) of subsection  (b)
of this section shall provide the applicant with a
receipt.  Upon  approval  or  disapproval  of  the
application,  the  registrars  shall send a notice
thereof by first-class mail with  instructions  on
the   envelope   that   it   be  returned  if  not
deliverable at the address shown thereon. If  such
notice  of approval is returned undeliverable, the
registrars shall  take  the  necessary  action  in
accordance with section 9-35 or 9-43.
    (d)   During   the  period  between  the  last
session for the admission of electors prior to  an
election  and  the  opening of the limited session
for the admission of electors  held  on  the  last
weekday  before  such election under section 9-17,
the town clerk  or  assistant  town  clerk  during
office  hours  and  at the office of such official
and either registrar of  voters  or  a  deputy  or
assistant registrar at the office of such official
may  examine  the  qualifications  of  any  person
applying IN PERSON to be admitted IN SUCH TOWN and
[administer the elector's  oath  to]  APPROVE  THE
APPLICATION OF such person whose qualifications as
to  age,   citizenship   or   residence   in   the
municipality were attained after such last session
and on or before the last weekday  prior  to  such
election.
    Sec.   12.   Section   9-19e  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed  and   the   following   is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    Except  during  the  period  between  the last
session for the admission of electors prior to  an
election  and  the day following that election, an
admitting official of  any  town,  as  defined  in
section  9-17a,  may,  at  the  times  and  places
prescribed  by  law,   accept   applications   for
admission as an elector from persons who reside in
any  Connecticut  town  [,]  AND   examine   their
qualifications. [and administer the elector's oath
to  those  persons  found  qualified.]  Each  such
application  for admission shall be made on a form
prescribed by the secretary of the state and shall
provide a space for application for enrolment in a
political party as provided in section 9-23a. Such
admitting official shall [retain one copy,] hand a
receipt to the applicant and immediately mail [one
copy]   THE  APPLICATION  to  the  town  clerk  or
registrars of voters of the town of  residence  of
the  applicant.  The  town  clerk or registrars of
voters of the town of residence of such  applicant
shall act upon such application, upon its receipt,
and shall note on such copy his  or  their  action
and  the  date thereof, and if disapproved, his or
their reasons therefor. If the town clerk acts  on
the application, he shall deliver such copy to the
registrars as provided in section 9-20 and whoever
acts  upon  the application shall immediately send
written notification to the applicant, and if  the
application  is disapproved, he or they shall send
such notification by  certified  mail.  No  person
shall be admitted as an elector under this section
unless his application has been  approved  by  the
town  clerk or registrars of voters of his town of
residence.  Nothing  in  this  section  shall   be
construed  to  permit  an  admitting  official  to
approve applications for admission as  an  elector
in  places  located  outside the boundaries of the
municipality  or  district  of  which  he  is   an
official.  Appeals may be taken from the action of
such town clerk or registrars of voters under this
section  in  accordance  with  section  9-31l. Any
person making application for  registration  under
this  section  shall be entitled to the privileges
of an elector and party enrolment, if  applicable,
from the time such application for admission as an
elector  is  approved  by  the   town   clerk   or
registrars  of  voters  of  his  voting residence,
provided if such application is made after  twelve
o'clock  noon  on  the  last business day before a
primary, such applicant shall be entitled  to  the
privileges  of  party  enrolment immediately after
the primary and provided if  such  application  is
made  on  the  day of a caucus or convention, such
applicant shall be entitled to the  privileges  of
party  enrolment  immediately  after the caucus or
convention.
    Sec.   13.   Section   9-19g  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed  and   the   following   is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    Notwithstanding   the  provisions  of  section
9-19b, during the period between the last  session
for the admission of electors prior to an election
and the opening of the limited  session  for  such
admission  held  on  the  last  weekday before the
election, the town clerk or assistant  town  clerk
during  office  hours  and  at  the office of such
official, and either  registrar  of  voters  or  a
deputy  or  assistant  registrar  at the office of
such official, may examine the  qualifications  of
any person applying IN PERSON to be admitted as an
elector [and administer the elector's oath to  any
person  found  qualified]  IN SUCH TOWN AND ACT ON
SUCH APPLICATION,  except  the  privileges  of  an
elector  shall  not  attach  to any such applicant
until written approval is  sent  to  him  by  such
official  no  earlier  than two days following the
election. If the application is disapproved,  such
official   shall   send  notification  thereof  by
certified mail no earlier than two days  following
the  election.  At  the  time  of application, the
official examining the applicant  shall  retain  a
copy  of  the application and shall hand a receipt
thereof to the applicant.
    Sec.   14.   Section   9-19h  of  the  general
statutes, as amended by section 32 of  public  act
93-262  and  section  27  of public act 93-384, is
repealed and the following is substituted in  lieu
thereof:
    (a)  The  department  of  social services, the
labor  department  and  the  department  of  motor
vehicles shall make voter registration information
and  materials  available  to  the  public.   Such
information  and  materials  shall  be  placed  in
public areas of the offices of  such  departments.
The state library and the libraries of the state's
public institutions of higher education shall also
make  such  information and materials available to
users of the libraries. The secretary of the state
shall provide such departments, such libraries and
any libraries open to  the  public  with  suitable
nonpartisan   literature,   materials   and  voter
registration application  forms  authorized  under
sections 9-23g and 9-23h. The secretary shall also
provide to the department of social services,  the
labor  department  and  the  department  of  motor
vehicles any  furniture  needed  to  display  such
literature, materials and forms.
    (b)   In   addition  to  the  requirements  of
subsection (a) of this section,  the  commissioner
of motor vehicles, not later than January 1, 1994,
shall include an application for the admission  of
an elector with each application form provided for
a motor vehicle operator's  license  and  a  motor
vehicle  operator's  license  renewal,  which  are
issued under subpart (B) of part  III  of  chapter
246,  and  with each application form provided for
an identity card issued under section  1-1h.  Such
application  form  for the admission of an elector
(1) shall  be  subject  to  the  approval  of  the
secretary  of the state, (2) shall not include any
provisions for the witnessing of  the  application
and (3) shall contain [the elector's oath provided
in section 9-27] A STATEMENT  THAT  (A)  SPECIFIES
EACH  ELIGIBILITY  REQUIREMENT,  (B)  CONTAINS  AN
ATTESTATION THAT THE  APPLICANT  MEETS  EACH  SUCH
REQUIREMENT  AND (C) REQUIRES THE SIGNATURE OF THE
APPLICANT UNDER PENALTY OF PERJURY. On  and  after
January   1,   1994,  the  commissioner  of  motor
vehicles shall accept in person any such completed
application  for  admission.  The  applicant shall
state  on  such  form,  under  penalty  of  [false
statement]  PERJURY, his name, bona fide residence
address, date of birth, whether  he  is  a  United
States  citizen,  party  enrolment,  if any, prior
voting address, if registered previously, and that
his  privileges as an elector are not forfeited by
reason of conviction of a felony. The  form  shall
also  include  a  request  for  the  applicant  to
voluntarily furnish his  Social  Security  number.
The  commissioner  shall  comply  with the federal
Privacy Act, P.L. 93-579, as  from  time  to  time
amended,  with  regard  to  such  request,  and no
public agency, as defined in  section  1-18a,  may
disclose  any  such  Social Security number to the
public.  No  application  shall  be  rejected  for
failure  to  provide such number. The commissioner
shall  indicate  on  each  such  form  [that   the
applicant     has     presented     identification
satisfactory  to   the   commissioner,   and   the
registrars  of voters shall reject any application
which does not so indicate] THE DATE OF RECEIPT OF
SUCH  APPLICATION  TO  ENSURE  THAT  ANY  ELIGIBLE
APPLICANT IS REGISTERED TO VOTE IN AN ELECTION  IF
IT  IS  RECEIVED  BY  THE  COMMISSIONER  OF  MOTOR
VEHICLES BY THE LAST DAY FOR REGISTRATION TO  VOTE
IN  AN  ELECTION. The commissioner shall [promptly
forward] FORTHWITH TRANSMIT the application to the
registrars  of  voters  of the applicant's town of
residence.  IF  A  REGISTRATION   APPLICATION   IS
ACCEPTED  WITHIN FIVE DAYS BEFORE THE LAST DAY FOR
REGISTRATION TO VOTE IN A  REGULAR  ELECTION,  THE
APPLICATION SHALL BE TRANSMITTED TO THE REGISTRARS
OF VOTERS OF THE TOWN OF VOTING RESIDENCE  OF  THE
APPLICANT  NOT LATER THAN FIVE DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF ACCEPTANCE. The procedures in subsections [(e),
(f), (h) and (i)] (c), (d), (f) AND (g) of section
9-23g, AS AMENDED  BY  SECTION  1  OF  PUBLIC  ACT
93-386  AND  SECTION 18 OF THIS ACT, WHICH ARE NOT
INCONSISTENT WITH THE NATIONAL VOTER  REGISTRATION
ACT  OF 1993, P.L. 103-31, AS AMENDED FROM TIME TO
TIME, shall apply to applications made under  this
section.  The  commissioner  is  not  an admitting
official and may not restore, under the provisions
of  section 9-46a, electoral privileges of persons
convicted of a felony. Not later than January  15,
1993,  the commissioner and secretary shall submit
a report to the general  assembly  concerning  the
status  of the implementation of the provisions of
this subsection, including an estimate of the cost
of such implementation.
    Sec.   15.   Section   9-20   of  the  general
statutes, as amended by section 2  of  public  act
93-230,   is   repealed   and   the  following  is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)  Each  person who applies for admission as
an elector IN  PERSON  TO  AN  ADMITTING  OFFICIAL
shall,  upon a form prescribed by the secretary of
the state [,] AND signed by the  applicant,  state
under  [oath] PENALTIES OF PERJURY, his name, bona
fide residence by street and number, [birthplace,]
date  of  birth,  whether  he  is  a United States
citizen, whether his privileges as an elector  are
forfeited  by  reason  of conviction of crime, and
whether he has  previously  been  admitted  as  an
elector  in  any  town in this or any other state.
Each  SUCH  applicant  shall  present  his   birth
certificate,  drivers'  license or Social Security
card to the admitting official for  inspection  at
the   time  of  application.  Notwithstanding  the
provisions of any special act or  charter  to  the
contrary,  the  application  form shall also, in a
manner prescribed by the secretary of  the  state,
provide  for  application  for  enrolment  in  any
political party. The form shall indicate that such
enrolment  is  not  mandatory. The form shall also
include a request for the applicant to voluntarily
furnish  his Social Security number. The admitting
official shall comply  with  the  federal  Privacy
Act,  P.L.  93-579,  as from time to time amended,
with regard to such request  and,  notwithstanding
the  provisions of subsection (b) of this section,
no public agency, as defined in section 1-18a, may
disclose  any  such  Social Security number to the
public.  No  application  shall  be  rejected  for
failure to provide such number.
    (b)  The  applicant's   statement   shall   be
delivered to the  registrars immediately and shall
be kept by  the registrars as a public record in a
safe depository, except that any such statement of
an elector whose  name  has  been removed from the
registry list for  a period of at least five years
may be placed on microfilm, destroyed or otherwise
disposed of by  such  registrars,  in  the  manner
provided in section 7-109. Upon the request of any
elector, or if  the  applicant  does not present a
birth  certificate,  drivers'  license  or  Social
Security card as  required  by  subsection  (a) of
this section, at  the  time AN application is made
IN PERSON TO  AN  ADMITTING  OFFICIAL  or prior to
[its] THE approval  OF  SUCH  AN  APPLICATION, any
admitting official shall  require the applicant to
prove his identity,  place  of birth, age and bona
fide residence by  the  testimony under oath of at
least one elector  or by the presentation of proof
satisfactory  to  such  admitting  official.  Each
person found qualified [may take the oath provided
for electors and]  shall  thereupon be admitted as
an elector, except  as  provided in sections 9-12,
9-19e, 9-19g and  9-30. Any admitting official may
administer oaths in  any  matter coming before him
under section 9-12, 9-17, 9-19b, subsection (a) of
section 9-19c, section  9-19e, 9-19g, 9-23, 9-23a,
9-25, 9-31a, 9-31b,  9-31l, 9-40a or this section.
Said  admitting  official   shall   prohibit   any
activity which interferes with the orderly process
of admission of electors.
    (c)   THE  APPLICATION  FOR  ADMISSION  AS  AN
ELECTOR  SHALL  INCLUDE  A  STATEMENT   THAT   (1)
SPECIFIES   EACH   ELIGIBILITY   REQUIREMENT,  (2)
CONTAINS AN ATTESTATION THAT THE  APPLICANT  MEETS
EACH   SUCH   REQUIREMENT  AND  (3)  REQUIRES  THE
SIGNATURE  OF  THE  APPLICANT  UNDER  PENALTY   OF
PERJURY.  Each  registrar of voters and town clerk
shall maintain a copy of [the elector's oath] SUCH
STATEMENT  in braille, large print and audio form.
The commission on the deaf  and  hearing  impaired
shall   produce   a   videotape   presenting  [the
elector's oath] SUCH STATEMENT in voice  and  sign
language   and   provide   the  videotape  to  the
secretary of the state who shall  make  copies  of
the videotape and provide a copy to the registrars
of voters of any municipality, upon request and at
a  cost equal to the cost of making the copy. IF A
PERSON APPLIES FOR  ADMISSION  AS  AN  ELECTOR  IN
PERSON  TO  AN  ADMITTING OFFICIAL, SUCH ADMITTING
OFFICIAL SHALL, UPON THE REQUEST OF THE APPLICANT,
ADMINISTER THE ELECTOR'S OATH.
    Sec.  16. Section 9-21 of the general statutes
is repealed and the following  is  substituted  in
lieu thereof:
    If  any  applicant for admission as an elector
in any town has previously  been  admitted  as  an
elector in any other town in this state, or in any
other  state,  the  District  of   Columbia,   the
Commonwealth  of  Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the
Virgin Islands, Guam, or the  Trust  Territory  of
the   Pacific  Islands,  he  shall,  under  [oath]
PENALTIES OF PERJURY, so declare, and  shall  also
declare  by  what name and in what town and state,
district or territory he was last admitted  as  an
elector  and the street address from which he last
voted therein. The admitting official shall within
forty-eight  hours  thereafter  [mail]  TRANSMIT a
notice of cancellation of such registration,  upon
a form prescribed by the secretary of the state to
the registrars of such other town or, in the  case
of a town in another state, district or territory,
to  the  appropriate  registration   official   or
officials in such other town. Upon receipt of such
notice  of  cancellation  of   registration,   the
registrars of the town from which such elector has
removed shall forthwith erase  the  name  of  such
elector from the registry list of the town, if the
same has not been erased therefrom.
    Sec.   17.   Section   9-23a  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed  and   the   following   is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    Notwithstanding  the provisions of any special
act  or  charter  to  the  contrary,   [prior   to
administration of the elector's oath to an elector
found  qualified,  the  admitting  official  shall
notify  the applicant that he is eligible to apply
for enrolment with any political party and that  a
space  on the application form for admission as an
elector  is  provided  for  such  application  for
enrolment.  Any] ANY person making application for
enrolment   [in    such    manner    shall    upon
administration   of  the  elector's  oath]  ON  AN
APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION AS AN ELECTOR SHALL UPON
ACQUISITION OF ELECTORAL PRIVILEGES immediately be
entitled to  the  privileges  of  party  enrolment
except AS PROVIDED IN SECTION 9-59 AND EXCEPT that
if: (1) [He  makes  application]  APPLICATION  for
enrolment  IS  FILED WITH THE REGISTRARS OF VOTERS
OF HIS TOWN OF RESIDENCE after twelve o'clock noon
on  the  last  business  day  before a primary, he
shall be  entitled  to  the  privileges  of  party
enrolment immediately after the primary or (2) [he
makes] THE application for enrolment IS FILED WITH
THE  REGISTRARS OF VOTERS OF HIS TOWN OF RESIDENCE
on the day of a caucus or convention, he shall  be
entitled  to  the  privileges  of  party enrolment
immediately after the  caucus  or  convention.  No
person admitted as an elector after twelve o'clock
noon on the last business  day  before  a  primary
shall be permitted to vote in such primary.
    Sec.   18.   Section   9-23g  of  the  general
statutes, as amended by section 1  of  public  act
93-386,   is   repealed   and   the  following  is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)   In   addition   to  the  procedures  for
admission of electors under sections 9-19b, 9-19c,
9-19e,  9-20  and  9-31, any person may apply to a
registrar of voters of the town of  his  residence
for admission as an elector in accordance with the
provisions of this section and section 9-23h.
    (b)   The   secretary   of   the  state  shall
prescribe, and provide to  registrars  of  voters,
[and]  town clerks AND VOTER REGISTRATION AGENCIES
DESCRIBED IN SECTION 6 OF  THIS  ACT,  application
forms  and  other  materials necessary to complete
such  application  and  admission  process.  [Each
application  form  shall have a receipt attached.]
The secretary of the state, registrars  of  voters
and  town clerks shall provide a reasonable number
of such forms and materials  to  any  elector  who
requests  such  forms and materials. The secretary
shall also, in the course of his elections duties,
prepare   instructions   and   related   materials
describing procedures  for  such  application  and
admission  process and shall provide the materials
to registrars  of  voters  and  town  clerks.  The
application shall contain the information required
under  section  9-23h.  All  statements   of   the
applicant  shall  be made under the penalties [for
false  swearing  before  a  registrar  of  voters,
moderator of an election or board for admission of
electors, pursuant to section 9-358. The elector's
oath  shall be self-administered by the applicant]
OF PERJURY. THE APPLICATION FOR  ADMISSION  AS  AN
ELECTOR   SHALL   INCLUDE  A  STATEMENT  THAT  (1)
SPECIFIES  EACH   ELIGIBILITY   REQUIREMENT,   (2)
CONTAINS AN ATTESTATION THAT THE APPLICATION MEETS
EACH  SUCH  REQUIREMENT  AND  (3)   REQUIRES   THE
SIGNATURE   OF  THE  APPLICANT  UNDER  PENALTY  OF
PERJURY. Nothing in this section or section  9-23h
shall  require that the application be executed in
the state. [The application shall be completed  by
the  applicant,  who  shall  retain  the completed
receipt.] An applicant who is unable to write  may
cause  [his  application  to be completed and] his
name to be signed on the APPLICATION  form  by  an
authorized  agent who shall, in the space provided
for the signature, write the name of the applicant
followed  by  the word "by" and his own signature.
The [applicant, a member of the  immediate  family
of  the  applicant  or, if the applicant is ill or
physically disabled, a designee of  the  applicant
shall  either  mail  the  completed application or
return it in person] COMPLETED APPLICATION MAY  BE
MAILED  OR RETURNED IN PERSON to the office of the
registrars of voters or the  office  of  the  town
clerk  of  the  applicant's town of residence OR A
VOTER REGISTRATION AGENCY DESCRIBED IN  SECTION  6
OF THIS ACT. The town clerk shall promptly forward
any  application  which   he   receives   to   the
registrars  of  voters. [No person shall photocopy
such application form and no person,  without  the
authorization of the secretary of the state, shall
otherwise reproduce such application  form.]  SUCH
APPLICATION   FORM   SHALL   BE   PROVIDED  BY  OR
AUTHORIZED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE STATE.
    (c) Forthwith upon  receipt  of a registration
application in the  office  of  the  registrars of
voters, the registrar  shall mark such date on the
application   and  review   the   application   to
determine  whether  the   applicant  has  properly
completed it and is legally qualified to register.
Forthwith   upon  completing   his   review,   the
registrar shall (1)  indicate  on  the application
whether  the  application  has  been  accepted  or
rejected, (2) mail  a notice to the applicant, (3)
indicate on the application the date on which such
notice is mailed  and  (4)  provide a copy of such
notice to the  other  registrar.  If the registrar
determines that the  applicant  has  not  properly
completed  the  application   or  is  not  legally
qualified to register,  the  notice shall indicate
that the application  has  been rejected and shall
state the reason  for  rejection. If the registrar
determines  that  the   applicant   has   properly
completed the application and is legally qualified
to register, the  notice  shall  indicate that the
application  has  been   accepted.   A  notice  of
acceptance or a  notice of rejection shall be sent
(A) within four  days of receipt of an application
during the period beginning on the forty-ninth day
before an election  and ending on the twenty-first
day  before such  election,  (B)  on  the  day  of
receipt of an  application  if  it is received (i)
during the period  beginning  on the twentieth day
before such election  and ending on the fourteenth
day before such election or (ii) DURING THE PERIOD
BEGINNING ON THE THIRTEENTH DAY BEFORE AN ELECTION
AND ENDING ON  ELECTION DAY IF THE APPLICATION HAS
BEEN RECEIVED BY  THE  FOURTEENTH  DAY  BEFORE  AN
ELECTION BY THE  COMMISSIONER OF MOTOR VEHICLES OR
BY  A  VOTER   REGISTRATION  AGENCY  DESCRIBED  IN
SECTION 6 OF  THIS ACT, OR (iii) during the period
beginning on the twenty-first day before a primary
and ending at  twelve  o'clock  noon  on  the last
weekday before a  primary, and (C) within ten days
of receipt of  an application at any other time. A
notice of acceptance  shall be sent by first-class
mail with instructions  on the envelope that it be
returned if not  deliverable  at the address shown
on the envelope.  A  notice  of  acceptance  shall
indicate the effective  date  of  the  applicant's
registration and enrolment,  the  date of the next
regularly scheduled election  or  primary in which
the applicant shall  be  eligible  to vote and the
applicant's  precinct  and  polling  place.  If  a
notice of acceptance of an application is returned
undelivered, the registrars  shall  FORTHWITH take
the necessary action  in  accordance  with section
9-35  or  9-43,   NOTWITHSTANDING  THE  MAY  FIRST
DEADLINE IN SECTION 9-35, AS AMENDED BY SECTION 23
OF THIS ACT.  Any  applications  received  by  the
registrar after twelve  o'clock  noon  on the last
weekday before a  primary shall not be acted on by
the  registrars  until   after   the  primary.  An
applicant for admission  as an elector pursuant to
this  section  and   section  9-23h  may  only  be
admitted as an elector by a registrar of voters of
the town of his residence. Not later than December
thirty-first, annually, the secretary of the state
shall  establish  an   official  calendar  of  all
deadlines  set  forth   in   this  subsection  for
regularly scheduled elections  and primaries to be
held in the following calendar year.
    (d)  (1)  Except as otherwise provided in this
subsection, the privileges of an elector  for  any
applicant  for  admission  under  this section and
section  9-23h  shall  attach   immediately   upon
approval  by  the  registrar,  and  the registrars
shall  enter  the  name  of  the  elector  on  the
registry list.
    (2)  [If]  EXCEPT  AS  PROVIDED IN SUBDIVISION
(3) OF THIS SUBSECTION, IF a mailed application is
postmarked,  or  if  a  delivered  application  is
received  in  the  office  of  the  registrars  of
voters,   after   the  fourteenth  day  before  an
election, the privileges of an elector  shall  not
attach until the day after the election.
    (3) IF AN  APPLICATION  IS  RECEIVED AFTER THE
FOURTEENTH  DAY  BEFORE   AN   ELECTION   BY   THE
COMMISSIONER  OF MOTOR  VEHICLES  OR  BY  A  VOTER
REGISTRATION AGENCY DESCRIBED IN SECTION 6 OF THIS
ACT, THE PRIVILEGES OF AN ELECTOR SHALL NOT ATTACH
UNTIL THE DAY AFTER THE ELECTION OR ON THE DAY THE
REGISTRAR APPROVES IT, WHICHEVER IS LATER.
    [(3)]  (4)  If  on  the  day of an election or
primary, the name of an applicant does not  appear
on  the  official  check  list, such applicant may
present a notice of  acceptance  received  through
the  mail  to  the  moderator  at the polls, after
which the registrar or assistant  registrar,  upon
notice  to  the registrar, shall add such person's
name and address to the  official  check  list  on
such  day  and the person shall be allowed to vote
if otherwise eligible to vote.
    (e)  A  registration  application  filed under
this section shall be rejected if the  application
(1)  has not been signed or dated by the applicant
or the authorized agent of the applicant  pursuant
to  subsection  (b)  of this section, (2) does not
indicate  the  applicant's  date   of   birth   [,
birthplace]  or  bona fide residence, (3) does not
indicate  United  States  citizenship  or  (4)  is
determined  by  the  secretary  of the state to be
substantially    defective.    No     registration
application  filed  under  this  section  shall be
rejected if the application fails to  provide  the
applicant's [sex or] Social Security number or the
zip code of the applicant's bona fide residence.
    (f)  Upon  admission  of  an  applicant  under
subsection (d) of this section, who  indicated  on
his   registration  application  that  he  changed
residence since voting last  in  Connecticut,  the
registrar  shall notify the registrar who accepted
the voter's last registration, and  the  registrar
in   the  voter's  place  of  last  residence,  if
different. Notification shall be made upon a  form
prescribed  by  the  secretary  of  the  state.  A
registrar  receiving  such  a  notification  shall
delete the elector's name from the registry list.
    (g)  All  provisions  of  the general statutes
relating to electors, which are  not  inconsistent
with  the  provisions of this section, shall apply
to electors admitted under the provisions of  this
section.
    (h)  The  secretary  of  the  state  may adopt
regulations, in accordance with the provisions  of
chapter  54,  to  carry  out  the purposes of this
section and section 9-23h.
    Sec.   19.   Section   9-23h  of  the  general
statutes, as amended by section 2  of  public  act
93-386,   is   repealed   and   the  following  is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    The  application provided for in section 9-23g
shall provide spaces for the following information
for  each  applicant:  (1)  Name,  (2)  bona  fide
residence,   including   street   number,   street
address,  apartment number if applicable, town and
zip code, (3)  telephone  number,  (4)  [sex,  (5)
birthplace,   including  town  and  state  if  the
applicant is native-born, and locality and country
if  foreign-born,  (6)]  date  of birth, [(7)] (5)
whether the applicant is registered as an  elector
in  any  other town in the state of Connecticut or
in any other state, and  if  so,  the  applicant's
last  previous voting residence, [(8)] (6) whether
he is a United States  citizen,  [(9)]  (7)  party
affiliation,  if  any,  [(10)] (8) Social Security
number, and [(11)] (9) the  applicant's  signature
[,]  AND  date  of  signature. [, printed or typed
name and printed or typed  address.  The  question
concerning   the   applicant's  citizenship  shall
include instructions indicating that the  question
must  be  answered  and, if the applicant is not a
United States citizen, that he shall not  complete
the  remainder of the application.] The spaces for
the   applicant's    telephone    number,    party
affiliation   and  Social  Security  number  shall
indicate that such information does not have to be
provided.  The  secretary  of  the  state  and the
registrars of voters shall comply with the federal
Privacy  Act,  P.L.  93-579,  as from time to time
amended, with regard to the request for  a  Social
Security  number  and no public agency, as defined
in section 1-18a, may  disclose  any  such  Social
Security  number  to  the  public. The application
shall also contain: [(A) A notice that it is  only
an  application  and  that  the applicant is not a
registered voter until approved by the  registrars
of  voters,  (B) the elector's oath as provided in
section 9-27, (C) a notice that an affirmation may
be  made  instead  of  an  oath,  (D) a summary of
applicable  penalties,  (E)  a  receipt  for   the
applicant  to retain, which shall contain the name
of  the  applicant,  the   date   on   which   the
application  was  executed,  and  the  applicant's
party affiliation, if any, and (F) any] ANY  other
information,  questions or instructions [required]
PRESCRIBED by the secretary of the state.
    Sec.   20.   Section   9-26   of  the  general
statutes, as amended by section 10 of  public  act
93-30,  section 3 of public act 93-230 and section
20 of public  act  93-384,  is  repealed  and  the
following is substituted in lieu thereof:
    Any  person  who,  because  of  service in the
armed forces,  membership  in  the  United  States
merchant  marine,  membership  in  a  religious or
welfare group or agency attached  to  and  serving
with  the armed forces or civilian employment with
the United States or because he  is  a  spouse  or
dependent  of  any such person, and any person who
because  of  temporary   residence   outside   the
territorial  limits  of  the several states of the
United  States  and  the  District  of   Columbia,
[expects  to  be  unable  to  appear in person for
examination concerning his right  to  be  made  an
elector  at  the  office  of  the  town  clerk  or
registrars of voters of the town in this state  in
which  he  is  a  bona  fide resident] may, at any
time, in the manner and upon a form prescribed  by
the  secretary  of the state, make application, in
person or by mail, to the town clerk of such  town
for  such  examination  and  for  admission  as an
elector. Upon such form, signed by the  applicant,
he   shall   state   under   penalties  of  [false
statement] PERJURY, his name, bona fide  residence
by  street  and  number,  if  any, in such town [,
birthplace] and date of birth, and that he is,  at
the  time of making such application, a citizen of
the United States. He shall also state that he  is
(1)  a member of the armed forces, of the merchant
marine or of  a  religious  or  welfare  group  or
agency  attached  to  and  serving  with the armed
forces, (2) a  civilian  employee  of  the  United
States,  (3)  a  spouse or dependent of any person
described in subdivision (1)  or  (2),  or  (4)  a
person    temporarily    residing    outside   the
territorial limits of the several  states  of  the
United  States  and  the District of Columbia. The
person shall also state the date of his  induction
into  such armed forces or the date of his joining
the merchant marine or such religious  or  welfare
group  or  agency or of his entering United States
employment  or  moving  temporarily  outside   the
territorial  limits  of  the several states of the
United  States  and  the  District  of   Columbia;
whether his privileges as an elector are forfeited
by reason of conviction of crime; and  whether  he
is,  at  the  time  of  making  such  application,
registered as an elector in any other town in this
or  any  other  state.  The application form shall
provide  for  application  for  enrolment  in  any
political  party  and  shall  indicate  that  such
enrolment is optional. The form shall also include
a request for the applicant to voluntarily furnish
his Social Security number. The town  clerk  shall
comply  with the federal Privacy Act, P.L. 93-579,
as from time to time amended, with regard to  such
request  and  no  public  agency,  as  defined  in
section  1-18a,  may  disclose  any  such   Social
Security  number  to  the  public.  No application
shall be rejected  for  failure  to  provide  such
number.  [Upon such form shall be printed the oath
provided for electors, which oath shall be  signed
by  the  applicant.  The  elector's  oath shall be
self-administered by the applicant  under  penalty
of  false  statement.]  The  town clerk may accept
such fully  completed  form  as  evidence  of  the
qualifications  of the applicant to be admitted as
an elector. [and the taking  of  the  oath  as  an
elector.]  THE  APPLICATION  FOR  ADMISSION  AS AN
ELECTOR  SHALL  INCLUDE  A  STATEMENT   THAT   (A)
SPECIFIES   EACH   ELIGIBILITY   REQUIREMENT,  (B)
CONTAINS AN ATTESTATION THAT THE  APPLICANT  MEETS
EACH   SUCH   REQUIREMENT  AND  (C)  REQUIRES  THE
SIGNATURE  OF  THE  APPLICANT  UNDER  PENALTY   OF
PERJURY.   In   lieu   of   the  application  form
prescribed by the secretary  under  this  section,
any  such  person  may  apply for registration and
enrolment on the federal postcard application form
provided  pursuant  to  the Uniformed and Overseas
Citizens Absentee Voting Act, 100  Stat.  924,  42
USC  1973ff et seq., as amended from time to time,
or any other applicable law. [The  failure  of  an
applicant   to   take   the   elector's   oath  of
Connecticut on such federal  postcard  application
will   not   invalidate   such   application   for
admission.]
    Sec.   21.   Section   9-31a  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed  and   the   following   is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)  As  used  in  this  section  and  section
9-31b, "permanently  physically  disabled  person"
means a person who, by reason of a major defect or
infirmity of body, whether congenital or  acquired
by  accident,  injury  or  disease, is permanently
physically incapacitated to a degree that prevents
him   and   will  continue  to  prevent  him  from
appearing in person at  the  office  of  the  town
clerk   or   registrars   of  the  town  where  he
temporarily or permanently resides.
    (b)   Any   permanently   physically  disabled
person may, in the manner  prescribed  under  this
section  and  upon  a  form  as  prescribed  under
section 9-31b, apply to the town clerk  or  either
registrar  of  voters of such town for examination
and admission as an  elector  of  any  Connecticut
town.  (1) In the case of a permanently physically
disabled person whose qualifications  as  to  age,
citizenship or residence in such town are attained
on or before the last  session  for  admission  of
electors  prior  to  an election to be held in the
town, the application shall be submitted  so  that
it  will  be received by such town clerk or either
registrar of  voters  not  later  than  such  last
session. Upon receipt of the application, the town
clerk or either registrar of voters  shall  notify
the  applicant  of the day, and the hour, such day
to be within  ten  days  of  the  receipt  of  the
application,  at which an admitting official shall
meet  with  the  applicant  at  the  temporary  or
permanent  residence  of the applicant. (2) In the
case of a permanently physically  disabled  person
whose  qualifications  as  to  age, citizenship or
residence in such town are attained after the last
session  for  admission  of  electors  prior to an
election to be held in the town,  the  application
shall  be submitted so that it will be received by
such town clerk or either registrar of voters  not
later  than the opening of the limited session for
the admission  of  electors  held,  under  section
9-17,  on  the last weekday prior to the election.
Upon receipt of the application, the town clerk or
either   registrar  of  voters  shall  notify  the
applicant of the day, and the hour, such  day  and
hour  to  be  not later than 5:00 p.m. on the last
weekday before the election, at which an admitting
official  shall  meet  with  the  applicant at the
temporary or permanent residence of the applicant.
    (c)  Such admitting official shall meet at the
appointed time with the applicant for the  purpose
of  examining his qualifications as an elector and
for the purpose of  [administering  the  elector's
oath] ADMITTING HIM AS AN ELECTOR if the applicant
is  found  qualified.  Such  official  shall  make
available  to  the  applicant  at  such time, upon
request, a copy of the [elector's oath]  STATEMENT
THAT  SPECIFIES  EACH  ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENT AND
CONTAINS AN ATTESTATION THAT THE  APPLICANT  MEETS
EACH   SUCH  REQUIREMENT  (1)  in  video  form  in
accordance  with  procedures  established  by  the
registrars  of  voters  and  (2) in braille, large
print and audio form. Such official shall  provide
the applicant with a written notice of approval or
disapproval at  that  time,  except  as  otherwise
provided  in  section  9-19e.  Any  person  making
application for registration  under  this  section
shall  be entitled to the privileges of an elector
and party enrolment, if applicable, from the  time
such  application  for  admission as an elector is
approved by the town clerk or registrars of voters
of his voting residence.
    Sec.   22.   Section   9-32   of  the  general
statutes, as amended by section 8  of  public  act
93-384,   is   repealed   and   the  following  is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    In each municipality  the  registrars, [within
the period of  one  hundred eighty days before the
Tuesday of the  fifth  week  before  each  regular
election to be  held in such municipality] BETWEEN
JANUARY FIRST AND MAY FIRST, ANNUALLY, shall cause
either (1) a complete house to house canvass to be
made in person  of  each residence on each street,
avenue or road  within  such  municipality,  (2) a
complete  canvass to  be  made  by  mail  of  each
residence located on  each  street, avenue or road
within such municipality, provided, upon agreement
of both registrars, the National Change of Address
System of the  United States Postal Service may be
used  instead of  such  mailing,  (3)  a  complete
canvass to be  made by telephone of each residence
located on each street, avenue or road within such
municipality, or (4)  a  complete  canvass of each
residence   within  such   municipality   by   any
combination of such  methods,  for  the purpose of
ascertaining  the name  of  any  elector  formerly
residing on such  street,  avenue  or road who has
removed therefrom; provided  [not  more  than  one
such canvass need  be  made in any municipality in
any period of  twelve  consecutive  months] IN THE
ODD-NUMBERED YEARS, NO  CANVASS  NEED BE CONDUCTED
BY  THE REGISTRARS  IN  A  TOWN  WHICH  HOLDS  ITS
REGULAR MUNICIPAL ELECTION  ON THE FIRST MONDAY OF
MAY IN ODD-NUMBERED  YEARS.  The  secretary of the
state shall adopt  regulations  in accordance with
the provisions of  chapter  54  setting  forth the
procedure to be  followed  in  conducting any such
canvass by either  mail or telephone. No elector's
name shall be  removed  from  the  registry  list,
pursuant  to  section   9-35,   unless   (A)   the
[registrar or his  designee  has made two attempts
during the canvass  to  contact the elector, using
at least two of the following methods: By (i) mail
or use of  the  National Change of Address System,
(ii) telephone or  (iii)  in  person  or  (B)  the
registrar receives a notice of canvass card signed
by the elector,  indicating  that  the elector has
moved out of the municipality] ELECTOR CONFIRMS IN
WRITING THAT HE  HAS MOVED OUT OF THE MUNICIPALITY
OR (B) THE  ELECTOR  HAS BEEN SENT, BY FORWARDABLE
MAIL, A NOTICE  AND A POSTAGE PREPAID PREADDRESSED
RETURN CARD IN  ACCORDANCE WITH THE NATIONAL VOTER
REGISTRATION ACT OF  1993, P.L. 103-31, AS AMENDED
FROM TIME TO  TIME,  FOUR  YEARS  PRIOR TO REMOVAL
FROM THE REGISTRY LIST AND SUCH ELECTOR HAS FAILED
TO RESPOND AND  HAS  NOT  RESTORED HIS NAME TO THE
ACTIVE  REGISTRY  LIST   UNDER  SECTION  9-42,  AS
AMENDED BY SECTION  26 OF THIS ACT, OR VOTED IN AN
ELECTION OR PRIMARY IN THE MUNICIPALITY DURING THE
PERIOD BEGINNING ON  THE  DATE  OF  THE NOTICE AND
ENDING FOUR YEARS  LATER.  If  a  registrar or his
designee conducts a telephone canvass, a telephone
call  by  any  such  person  shall  constitute  an
attempt  to  contact   the  elector  only  if  the
elector's  household  has  a  published  telephone
number and the telephone is in operating order. If
a registrar, or  his  designee, during a telephone
canvass contacts a  telecommunication  device  for
the deaf in  an  elector's  household,  such  call
shall not constitute  an  attempt  to  contact the
elector unless the  registrar,  or  his  designee,
uses a similar  device  or  uses  a  message relay
center. No elector's  name  shall  be removed from
the ACTIVE registry list pursuant to section 9-35,
AS AMENDED BY  SECTION 23 OF THIS ACT, as a result
of  information  obtained   during   a   telephone
canvass,  unless  the   registrar   believes  such
information is reliable  and  sufficient to enable
him to determine  if  the  elector  is entitled to
remain on the  list  under  the provisions of this
chapter. During any  such canvass, a canvasser may
distribute nonpartisan literature,  prescribed  by
the  secretary  of   the  state,  which  describes
opportunities for voter  registration.  During the
canvass, the registrars  shall request the elector
to voluntarily provide his Social Security number.
The  registrars  shall  comply  with  the  federal
Privacy Act, P.L.  93-579,  as  from  time to time
amended, with regard to such request and no public
agency, as defined  in section 1-18a, may disclose
any such Social  Security number to the public. No
elector's name shall  be removed from the list for
failure to provide  his  Social  Security  number.
Each municipality shall  provide its registrars of
voters with funds sufficient to conduct the annual
canvass in accordance  with  the  requirements  of
this section. Not  later  than  the  thirtieth day
following  each  regular   election   held   in  a
municipality, the registrars  of  the municipality
shall file with  the  secretary  of  the  state  a
certificate that the  canvass  was conducted prior
to   the   election   in   accordance   with   the
requirements  of  this  section.  The  certificate
shall be on  a form prescribed by the secretary of
the state, shall  specify the method or methods by
which, and the date or dates on which, the canvass
was conducted, and  shall  be signed under penalty
of false statement  by all registrars of voters of
the municipality.
    Sec.  23. Section 9-35 of the general statutes
is repealed and the following  is  substituted  in
lieu thereof:
    The  registrars,  on  the Tuesday of the fifth
week before each regular  election,  shall  be  in
session  for  the  purpose of completing a correct
list of all electors who will be entitled to  vote
at such election. SUCH REGISTRY LIST SHALL CONSIST
OF  AN  ACTIVE  REGISTRY  LIST  AND  AN   INACTIVE
REGISTRY  LIST.  Such session shall be held during
such hours between  nine  o'clock  a.m.  and  five
o'clock  p.m.  as the registrars find necessary to
complete the list. Notice of such session shall be
given  at  least  five  days before the session by
publication in a newspaper having a circulation in
such  municipality,  if any, and by posting on the
signpost  therein,  if  any,  or  at  some   other
exterior  place near the office of the town clerk.
[They] AT SUCH SESSION AND ON ANY  DAY  EXCEPT  ON
THE  DAY OF AN ELECTION OR PRIMARY, THE REGISTRARS
shall remove  from  the  list  the  name  of  each
elector  who  has died, who has been disfranchised
or who has [removed  from]  CONFIRMED  IN  WRITING
THAT  HE HAS MOVED OUT OF the municipality, except
electors entitled to remain on such list under the
provisions  of  this  chapter. AN ELECTOR SHALL BE
DEEMED TO HAVE CONFIRMED IN WRITING  THAT  HE  HAS
MOVED  OUT  OF THE MUNICIPALITY IF (1) THE ELECTOR
HAS  SUBMITTED  A  CHANGE  OF  ADDRESS  FORM   FOR
PURPOSES  OF  A  STATE  MOTOR  VEHICLE  OPERATOR'S
LICENSE, UNLESS THE ELECTOR  STATES  ON  THE  FORM
THAT  THE  CHANGE  OF  ADDRESS  IS  NOT  FOR VOTER
REGISTRATION  PURPOSES,  (2)   THE   ELECTOR   HAS
SUBMITTED  A  CHANGE  OF  ADDRESS  FORM TO A VOTER
REGISTRATION AGENCY DESCRIBED IN SECTION 6 OF THIS
ACT  AND  SUCH  AGENCY HAS PROVIDED SUCH CHANGE OF
ADDRESS TO THE REGISTRARS OF  VOTERS  OR  (3)  THE
REGISTRARS  OF VOTERS HAVE RECEIVED A CANCELLATION
OF PREVIOUS REGISTRATION FROM ANY  OTHER  ELECTION
OFFICIAL   INDICATING   THAT   SUCH   ELECTOR  HAS
REGISTERED   AS   AN    ELECTOR    OUTSIDE    SUCH
MUNICIPALITY. WHENEVER THE REGISTRARS OF VOTERS OF
A TOWN REMOVE FROM THE REGISTRY LIST THE  NAME  OF
AN  ELECTOR  WHO HAS SUBMITTED A CHANGE OF ADDRESS
TO THE COMMISSIONER OF MOTOR VEHICLES OR  A  VOTER
REGISTRATION  AGENCY  UNDER SUBDIVISION (1) OR (2)
OF THIS SECTION, INDICATING THAT HE HAS MOVED  OUT
OF  SUCH  TOWN,  THE  REGISTRARS  SHALL  SEND  THE
ELECTOR, BY FORWARDABLE MAIL TO HIS FORMER ADDRESS
FROM  SUCH  LIST,  (A)  A  NOTICE  OF REMOVAL, (B)
INFORMATION  EXPLAINING  HOW  TO  HAVE  HIS   NAME
RESTORED  TO  SUCH  LIST, WHICH SHALL BE IN A FORM
PRESCRIBED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE STATE, AND  (C)
A MAIL-IN VOTER REGISTRATION APPLICATION WHICH CAN
BE USED BY THE ELECTOR TO APPLY FOR  ADMISSION  AS
AN  ELECTOR  IN  THE  NEW  TOWN.  IF  SUCH NOTICE,
INFORMATION   AND   APPLICATION    ARE    RETURNED
UNDELIVERABLE,  THE  REGISTRARS  SHALL  MAIL  SUCH
DOCUMENTS TO THE  ELECTOR'S  ADDRESS  IN  THE  NEW
TOWN. The registrars shall enter the names on such
list by street and number of the house,  when  the
houses  are  numbered,  so  that  there  shall  be
entered on the list first, the street,  avenue  or
road; second, the number of the house or residence
in numerical order or, if the  registrars  of  any
town  find  it  more  convenient,  by odd and even
numbers in numerical order; and third,  the  names
of  the  electors  in  such  house in alphabetical
order. The names of any electors who cannot be  so
listed  shall  be  listed  alphabetically  in  the
voting district wherein any such elector is a bona
fide   resident.  The  registrars  of  voters  may
consecutively number the  names  on  the  registry
list,  provided  such  list  shall  comply  in all
respects with the requirements of law  other  than
for  the  addition of such numbers. In any case in
which  the  registrars  have   obtained   reliable
information  of  an  elector's  change  of address
within the municipality, they shall enter the name
of  such elector on the registry list at the place
where he then resides, PROVIDED, IF SUCH  RELIABLE
INFORMATION  IS  THE  NATIONAL  CHANGE  OF ADDRESS
SYSTEM OF THE UNITED STATES  POSTAL  SERVICE,  THE
REGISTRAR  SHALL CHANGE THE REGISTRY LIST AND SEND
THE ELECTOR A NOTICE OF THE CHANGE BY  FORWARDABLE
MAIL  AND  A  POSTAGE  PREPAID PREADDRESSED RETURN
FORM BY WHICH THE ELECTOR MAY  VERIFY  OR  CORRECT
THE ADDRESS INFORMATION. IF DURING THE CANVASS THE
REGISTRARS DETERMINE THAT AN ELECTOR HAS MOVED OUT
OF  TOWN  AND  SUCH  ELECTOR  HAS NOT CONFIRMED IN
WRITING THAT HE HAS MOVED OUT  OF  THE  TOWN,  THE
REGISTRARS  SHALL,  NOT LATER THAN MAY FIRST, SEND
TO THE ELECTOR,  BY  FORWARDABLE  MAIL,  A  NOTICE
REQUIRED BY THE NATIONAL VOTER REGISTRATION ACT OF
1993, P.L. 103-31, AS AMENDED FROM TIME  TO  TIME,
TOGETHER   WITH  A  POSTAGE  PREPAID  PREADDRESSED
RETURN CARD ON WHICH THE  ELECTOR  MAY  STATE  HIS
CURRENT  ADDRESS.  IN  THE  YEAR OF A PRESIDENTIAL
PREFERENCE PRIMARY, THE REGISTRARS SHALL SEND SUCH
NOTICE  NOT EARLIER THAN THE DATE OF SUCH PRIMARY.
IF THE REGISTRAR DOES NOT RECEIVE THE RETURN  CARD
WITHIN THIRTY DAYS AFTER IT IS SENT, THE ELECTOR'S
NAME SHALL BE PLACED ON THE INACTIVE REGISTRY LIST
FOR  FOUR YEARS FROM THE DATE THE NOTICE WAS SENT.
AT THE EXPIRATION OF SUCH PERIOD OF  TIME  ON  THE
INACTIVE REGISTRY LIST, SUCH NAME SHALL BE REMOVED
FROM THE REGISTRY LIST. IF SUCH ELECTOR APPLIES TO
RESTORE  HIS  NAME  TO THE ACTIVE REGISTRY LIST OR
VOTES  DURING  SUCH  PERIOD,  HIS  NAME  SHALL  BE
RESTORED  TO  THE  ACTIVE  REGISTRY LIST. [In each
municipality,  the  registrars   shall   send   by
first-class mail to the last-known address of each
elector whose  name  has  been  removed  from  the
registry  list  during  the  session  held  on the
Tuesday of the  fifth  week  before  each  regular
election because of removal from the municipality,
a notice of removal from the registry list, making
use  of  forms  prescribed by the secretary of the
state; and unless a continuance of registration is
effected  not  later  than  seven  days before the
regular election next succeeding, the registration
of  such  elector  shall  remain  cancelled.  If a
notice of canvass sent by mail pursuant to section
9-32   is   returned   to   the  registrar  marked
undeliverable, the registrar shall either  send  a
notice  of removal as provided for in this section
or cause a legal notice of the  elector's  removal
to   be   published   in   a  newspaper  having  a
substantial circulation in  the  municipality.  At
any  time preceding such session to be held on the
Tuesday of the  fifth  week  prior  to  a  regular
election,  when  the  registrars  of  voters  have
information  leading  them  to  believe  that   an
elector  has  removed  from the municipality, such
registrars may send a notice of removal  from  the
registry  list  to  such  elector stating that his
name will be removed from the registry list  sixty
days  after  the  sending  of such notice unless a
continuance of  registration  is  effected  within
such  sixty days. If the notice of removal is sent
within  sixty  days  before  the  session  of  the
registrars on the Tuesday of the fifth week before
an election, such name shall be  removed  at  such
session  and  unless a continuance of registration
is effected not later than seven days before  such
election,  the  registration of such elector shall
remain cancelled, and if the notice of removal  is
sent  within  sixty days before the session of the
registrars on the fourteenth day before a primary,
it  shall  be  removed  after  such  primary. Such
notice of removal from the registry list shall  be
on  a  form  prescribed  by  the  secretary of the
state. Whenever the registrars of  voters  send  a
notice  of  removal  from  the registry list, such
notice shall specify the cause of such removal and
the  statutory sections in which voting privileges
to  which  such  elector  may  be   entitled   are
provided,  and shall include a statement that such
sections  may  be  seen  in  the  office  of   the
registrars  of  voters  or  the office of the town
clerk.] Such registrars shall retain  a  duplicate
copy OR RECORD of each such notice in their office
or, if they do not have a permanent office, in the
office  space  provided  under  section  9-5a, and
shall note on such duplicate copy  OR  RECORD  the
date    on   which   such   notice   was   mailed.
[Notwithstanding  any  other  provision  of   this
section,  if  an  elector's  signed  response to a
notice of  canvass  by  mail  under  section  9-32
states  that such elector is no longer a bona fide
resident of the municipality,  the  registrars  of
voters  may  remove  such  elector's name from the
registry  list  without  sending  such  elector  a
notice of removal, provided that no such elector's
name may be so removed for reason of removal  from
the  municipality  after  the Tuesday of the fifth
week  before  each  regular  election.]  In   each
municipality,   any   elector,   upon   change  of
residence within the municipality, may  cause  his
registration  to be transferred to his new address
by presenting to the registrars a  signed  request
therefor, stating his present address, the date he
moved to such address and the address at which  he
was   last   registered.   The   registrars  shall
thereupon enter his name on the list  at  his  new
residence;  provided  no  transfer of registration
shall be made on the registry list on election day
without the consent of both registrars.
    Sec.   24.   Section   9-35b  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed  and   the   following   is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    Except  during  the  period  between  the last
session for the admission of electors prior to  an
election  and the day following that election, any
elector  of  any  municipality  who   desires   to
relinquish  his  rights  as an elector and to have
his name  erased  from  the  registry  list  shall
[appear  before either registrar of voters of such
municipality   and   make   written    application
therefor.  Such  application  shall  be  on a form
prescribed by the  secretary  of  the  state  and,
upon]   MAKE  A  SIGNED  WRITTEN  REQUEST  TO  THE
REGISTRARS OF VOTERS OF  SUCH  MUNICIPALITY.  UPON
receipt  of such application, the registrars shall
remove the elector's name from the  registry  list
and  any enrolment list. Any person whose name has
been removed from the registry  list  pursuant  to
this  section  may  reapply  for  admission  as an
elector at any time, without prejudice on  account
of  such  removal.  In  the  event  such person is
admitted as  an  elector,  the  registrar  of  the
municipality  shall  notify  the registrars of the
municipality where such person resided at the time
of   his   relinquishment   that   his   electoral
privileges have been restored.
    Sec.   25.   Section   9-40a  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed  and   the   following   is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a) No person shall be deemed to have lost his
residence  in any  municipality  for  purposes  of
qualification  as an  elector  by  reason  of  his
absence therefrom in  the service of this state or
of the United  States,  including  service  in the
armed forces or  their  auxiliaries, nor shall the
spouse or dependent  of  any such person be deemed
to have lost his residence in any municipality for
such purpose by  reason of such absence therefrom;
provided such person, except one in the service of
the armed forces  of  the  United  States  or  any
auxiliary thereof, or  his  spouse  or  dependent,
shall make written  application for continuance on
the registry list  [not  later  than  seven  days]
before each state  election.  [If such application
is not made,  he  shall  not  be  entitled to vote
therein and the  registrars  shall remove his name
from such list.] No person shall be deemed to have
lost such residence  in any municipality by reason
of his absence  therefrom  because of imprisonment
on conviction of crime.
    (b)  [At  the  session  of  the  registrars of
voters held on  the  Tuesday  of  the  fifth  week
before   each  regular  election  as  provided  in
section 9-35, the registrars shall remove from the
registry  list  the  name  of]  NOT LATER THAN MAY
FIRST IN EACH YEAR IN WHICH A CANVASS OF  ELECTORS
IS  CONDUCTED, THE REGISTRARS OF VOTERS SHALL SEND
THE NOTICE OF REMOVAL AND RETURN CARD REQUIRED  BY
THE  NATIONAL VOTER REGISTRATION ACT OF 1993, P.L.
103-31, AS AMENDED FROM  TIME  TO  TIME,  TO  each
member of the armed forces of the United States or
their auxiliaries, or a  spouse  or  dependent  of
such  member,  whose  name has not been checked as
having voted in at least  one  election,  primary,
referendum   or   town  meeting  during  the  four
preceding calendar years. IF SUCH ELECTOR DOES NOT
RETURN THE CARD WITHIN THIRTY DAYS, THE REGISTRARS
OF VOTERS SHALL PLACE THE NAME OF SUCH ELECTOR  ON
THE  INACTIVE REGISTRY LIST COMPILED UNDER SECTION
9-35, AS AMENDED BY SECTION 23 OF  THIS  ACT,  FOR
FOUR  YEARS,  AND  IF  SUCH  NAME  REMAINS  ON THE
INACTIVE LIST FOR  FOUR  YEARS,  SUCH  NAME  SHALL
THEREUPON  BE REMOVED FROM THE REGISTRY LIST. Such
removal [for failure to vote] shall not affect the
right of such member, spouse or dependent to apply
for admission as an elector in such town.
    Sec.  26. Section 9-42 of the general statutes
is repealed and the following  is  substituted  in
lieu thereof:
    (a)  If  it  appears at any time that the name
of  an  elector  who  was  formerly  admitted   or
registered  as  an  elector in a town and who is a
bona fide resident of such town has  been  omitted
from the [corrected] ACTIVE REGISTRY list COMPILED
UNDER SECTION 9-35, AS AMENDED BY  SECTION  23  OF
THIS ACT, by clerical error, [or upon presentation
under  oath  of  satisfactory  evidence   to   the
registrar  that  such elector is still a bona fide
resident of such town, such name shall be added to
the  list,  and]  the registrars shall [, upon the
application of any elector,] add such name to such
list;  provided  no  name  shall  be  added to the
ACTIVE REGISTRY list on election  day,  under  the
authority  conferred  by this section, without the
consent of both registrars. [; and provided the]
    (b)  IF  IT  APPEARS AT ANY TIME THAT THE NAME
OF  AN  ELECTOR  WHO  WAS  FORMERLY  ADMITTED   OR
REGISTERED  AS  AN  ELECTOR IN A TOWN AND WHO IS A
BONA FIDE RESIDENT OF SUCH TOWN HAS  BEEN  OMITTED
FROM  THE  ACTIVE  REGISTRY  LIST,  THE REGISTRARS
SHALL,  UPON  A  WRITTEN  REQUEST  SIGNED  BY  THE
ELECTOR  UNDER PENALTIES OF FALSE STATEMENT TO THE
REGISTRAR STATING THAT SUCH  ELECTOR  IS  STILL  A
BONA  FIDE  RESIDENT  OF  SUCH  TOWN AND IS NOT AN
ELECTOR OF ANY OTHER TOWN, ADD SUCH NAME  TO  SUCH
LIST,  PROVIDED  NO  NAME  SHALL  BE  ADDED TO THE
ACTIVE REGISTRY LIST ON ELECTION DAY, PURSUANT  TO
THIS   SECTION,   WITHOUT   THE  CONSENT  OF  BOTH
REGISTRARS.
    (c)  THE  REGISTRARS OF VOTERS SHALL CAUSE THE
INACTIVE  REGISTRY  LIST  COMPILED  UNDER  SECTION
9-35,  AS AMENDED BY SECTION 23 OF THIS ACT, TO BE
COMPLETED AND PRINTED AND DEPOSITED  IN  THE  TOWN
CLERK'S  OFFICE  AND  SHALL  PROVIDE  A SUFFICIENT
NUMBER OF COPIES FOR USE IN THE POLLING  PLACE  ON
ELECTION  DAY.  IF  ON ELECTION DAY THE NAME OF AN
ELECTOR APPEARS ON SUCH  INACTIVE  REGISTRY  LIST,
SUCH  NAME  SHALL  BE ADDED TO THE ACTIVE REGISTRY
LIST  UPON  WRITTEN  AFFIRMATION  SIGNED  BY   THE
ELECTOR,   UNDER  PENALTIES  OF  FALSE  STATEMENT,
BEFORE AN ELECTION OFFICIAL AT THE  POLLING  PLACE
THAT SUCH ELECTOR IS STILL A BONA FIDE RESIDENT OF
SUCH TOWN, AND UPON THE CONSENT OF BOTH REGISTRARS
OR  ASSISTANT  REGISTRARS,  AS THE CASE MAY BE, IN
THE POLLS.
    (d)  THE  name of no elector shall be added to
the [corrected list of electors]  ACTIVE  REGISTRY
LIST  under the provisions of this section, unless
his name or some name intended for his name was on
the  [corrected] ACTIVE REGISTRY list for at least
one of the four years previous or on  one  of  the
preliminary  ACTIVE REGISTRY lists for the year in
which the registrars are in session.
    Sec.  27. Section 9-43 of the general statutes
is repealed and the following  is  substituted  in
lieu thereof:
    When  the  registrars  in any municipality are
unable to agree upon the removal from the registry
list  of  such  municipality  of  the  name of any
elector concerning  whom  the  claim  is  made  by
either   registrar  that  such  elector  does  not
maintain a residence within such municipality, the
registrars   shall   send   to  such  elector,  by
registered or certified mail  at  the  address  at
which  his name appears on such list, a notice AND
RETURN  CARD  REQUIRED  BY  THE   NATIONAL   VOTER
REGISTRATION  ACT OF 1993, P.L. 103-31, AS AMENDED
FROM TIME TO TIME, that his right to have his name
retained  on  such  list has been challenged; and,
unless such elector has filed with the registrars,
not   later   than  seven  days  before  the  next
succeeding regular election or primary to be  held
in  such  municipality,  an  application  for  the
retention of his electoral privileges therein, the
registrars  shall  [remove his name from the list]
PLACE HIS  NAME  ON  THE  INACTIVE  REGISTRY  LIST
COMPILED UNDER SECTION 9-35, AS AMENDED BY SECTION
23 OF THIS ACT. Such challenge may  be  made,  and
notice  thereof  sent,  at any time except for the
period of five weeks before any  regular  election
to  be held in such municipality. Such application
for the retention of electoral privileges shall be
a   signed   and   sworn   application   in   form
substantially as follows:

number, if any) do hereby state under oath that  I
street, and number, if any) within such town; that
my  absence  is  temporary  from said town for the
intention  to maintain a domicile and residence in
said  town  and  return   thereto   whenever   the
necessity for temporary absence has ceased; that I
am not now registered elsewhere as an elector  nor
have I any present intention so to register.


                    Notary Public or other officer
                   empowered to administer oaths."

Upon   receipt  of  such  application,  if  either
registrar, in writing signed by him, certifies  on
such  application  that  he believes such claim of
residence has sufficient foundation in  fact,  the
name  of  such  elector  shall  be retained on the
ACTIVE registry list of the municipality [and  not
otherwise;]  and  his right to vote therein at the
next succeeding regular election or primary  shall
not be challenged by the registrars because of any
question of residence. OTHERWISE, THE NAME OF SUCH
ELECTOR  SHALL  BE PLACED ON THE INACTIVE REGISTRY
LIST FOR FOUR YEARS  AND  THEN  REMOVED  FROM  THE
REGISTRY  LIST.  All  applications herein provided
for shall be kept by the registrars as a permanent
record;  and, when no application for retention of
his  electoral  privilege  is  received  from  any
elector  whose  right to have his name retained on
the  registry  list  is   challenged   under   the
provisions  of  this section, the registrars shall
keep as  a  permanent  record  evidence  that  the
notice  required  by this section has been sent in
the manner provided herein.
    Sec.   28.   Section   9-50a  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed  and   the   following   is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    The  registrars  of voters of each town shall,
on a monthly basis, compile  a  list  of  (1)  all
persons  whose names were added, restored, removed
or erased from the ACTIVE  AND  INACTIVE  registry
[list] LISTS during the preceding month, [and] (2)
all electors who changed  either  their  names  or
addresses  during  such period AND (3) ALL PERSONS
SENT NOTICES REQUIRED  UNDER  THE  NATIONAL  VOTER
REGISTRATION  ACT OF 1993, P.L. 103-31, AS AMENDED
FROM TIME  TO  TIME,  AND  ALL  PERSONS  WHO  HAVE
REPLIED  TO SUCH NOTICES. Such list shall include,
but not be  limited  to,  each  such  person's  or
elector's  (A)  name,  (B) former name, if changed
during such period,  (C)  address,  including  zip
code,  (D)  former address, including zip code, if
changed during such period,  (E)  voting  district
and  (F) party affiliation, if any. The registrars
shall make each such list available to the  public
in accordance with the provisions of section 1-19.
    Sec.  29. Section 9-56 of the general statutes
is repealed and the following  is  substituted  in
lieu thereof:
    Except  as  otherwise  provided in the case of
an elector whose name has not been  placed  on  or
has  been  removed  from  the enrolment list under
section 9-59, 9-60, 9-61 or 9-62, any elector  not
enrolled  on  any  enrolment  list may at any time
make  a  written  and   signed   application   for
enrolment  TO  THE  REGISTRARS  OF  VOTERS  ON  AN
APPLICATION FORM FOR ADMISSION AS AN  ELECTOR,  in
accordance  with the requirements of this section.
[, to the registrars of voters.]  The  application
shall   be  effective  as  of  the  date  [of  its
execution] IT IS  FILED  WITH  THE  REGISTRARS  OF
VOTERS  OF  THE TOWN OF RESIDENCE OF THE APPLICANT
and any person making application for enrolment in
such  manner  shall immediately be entitled to the
privileges of party enrolment unless [he executes]
the  application  for  enrolment IS FILED WITH THE
REGISTRARS OF VOTERS after twelve o'clock noon  on
the  last  business day before a primary, in which
case he shall be entitled  to  the  privileges  of
party  enrolment  immediately after the primary or
unless [he executes] the application for enrolment
IS  FILED WITH THE REGISTRARS OF VOTERS on the day
of a caucus or convention, in which case he  shall
be  entitled  to the privileges of party enrolment
immediately after the caucus or convention.  [Such
application  shall include an affidavit sufficient
to prove the identity, residence and signature  of
such applicant, unless it is made in person at the
office of the registrars to either registrar or to
his deputy, assistants or his appointed clerks, or
unless it is made in person at  the  residence  or
usual  place  of  business  of either registrar or
deputy registrar in any municipality in which  the
registrars  do not maintain a permanent office, or
unless it is made  in  person,  to  the  admitting
official,  on  the  application  form  provided in
section  9-20,  at  the  time  the  applicant  was
admitted as an elector. Either registrar of voters
and either of their deputy  registrars,  assistant
registrars  or  special  assistant  registrars may
take the acknowledgment of the affidavit  provided
for   in   this   section.  Each  application  for
enrolment shall be made in duplicate if  filed  by
the  applicant  and  in  triplicate  if filed by a
person other than the applicant.] The  application
[and   each  copy  thereof]  shall  be  signed  or
initialed by the registrar, deputy,  assistant  or
registrar's  clerk  receiving it, or by such other
personnel as such registrar or deputy may  appoint
for  the  purpose,  showing  the  date  when  such
application is received and, in  the  case  of  an
applicant  not  immediately eligible under section
9-59,  9-60,  9-61  or  9-62  to  the   privileges
accompanying  enrolment  in the party named in his
application, the date upon  which  such  applicant
becomes  so  eligible.  [If application is made by
the applicant in person as hereinbefore  provided,
the   duplicate  copy  shall  be  handed  to  such
applicant by such registrar, deputy, assistant  or
clerk  receiving  it, at the time such application
is made. If such  application  is  mailed  by  the
applicant,  such  registrar,  deputy, assistant or
clerk receiving such application shall  mail  such
duplicate  copy  to  such  applicant forthwith. If
such application is  brought  to  such  registrar,
deputy,  assistant  or  clerk  by any person other
than  the  applicant,  such   registrar,   deputy,
assistant  or  clerk  receiving  such  application
shall  mail  a  copy  thereof  to  such  applicant
forthwith  and  shall  hand  the other copy to the
person filing the application. The  form  of  such
application  shall  be prescribed by the secretary
of the state and, either on the  face  or  on  the
back  of  each  application  form,  there shall be
printed  a  copy  of  section   53a-157b.   Unless
application for enrolment is made pursuant to this
section, section 9-12, 9-20 or section  9-23a,  at
the   time   of  admission  as  an  elector,  each
applicant  for  enrolment  shall  state   in   his
application  (1) the street and number, if any, at
which he resides, (2) the name  of  the  political
party on the enrolment list of which he desires to
be enrolled, (3) that he is not  a  member  of  or
connected with any political party other than that
in which enrolment is then being  sought  by  him,
(4)  the  name  of the political party, if any, in
which  he  was  enrolled,  or  had   applied   for
enrolment,  or  had  an  application for enrolment
pending, within the period of six months prior  to
the  time  of  his present application and (5) the
date upon which he applied for erasure of his name
from  the list of such political party in which he
was so enrolled, or had so applied for  enrolment,
or  so  had  an application for enrolment pending,
within the period of six months prior to the  time
of  his  present  application.]  In municipalities
divided  into  voting  districts   in   which   an
enrolment session is held in each district thereof
under  section  9-51,  application  for  enrolment
shall  be  made  to  the  registrar  or  assistant
registrar, as the  case  may  be,  in  the  voting
district in which such elector is entitled to vote
at the time of making  such  application.  If  any
registrar  or assistant registrar fails to add any
name to any such list on  written  application  or
adds  any  name  to any such list except as herein
provided, he shall be  fined  not  more  than  two
hundred dollars or imprisoned not more than thirty
days or both.
    Sec.  30. Section 9-59 of the general statutes
is repealed and the following  is  substituted  in
lieu thereof:
    Any   elector   whose   name  appears  on  any
enrolment list or who  has  made  application  for
enrolment   may,  at  any  time,  make  a  written
application,  on  [a  form   prescribed   by   the
secretary  of  the  state] AN APPLICATION FORM FOR
ADMISSION AS AN ELECTOR, which shall be signed  by
such  elector,  to either registrar for erasure of
his name from such list or  for  transfer  of  his
name to the enrolment list of another party. If an
elector makes an application for erasure, his name
shall be erased from said enrolment list and, if a
municipality  is  having  a   primary   in   which
unaffiliated  electors  are  authorized  to  vote,
under section 9-431, such elector's name shall  be
placed   on  the  list  of  unaffiliated  electors
together with the date he is eligible to vote in a
primary.  If  an  elector makes an application for
transfer, his name shall  be  transferred  to  the
enrolment list of another party, together with the
effective date of such transfer.  [The  provisions
of  section  9-56 relating to new enrolments shall
apply to any applications for erasure or  transfer
made  under  the  provisions of this section.] Any
elector whose name has been transferred  from  one
enrolment  list  to another or who has applied for
erasure or transfer of his name from an  enrolment
list  shall not be entitled to vote in a caucus or
primary  of  any  party  or  be  entitled  to  the
privileges accompanying enrolment in any party for
a period of six months from the date of the filing
of  his  application  for transfer or for erasure.
Any elector who removes his name from the registry
list and from an enrolment list in accordance with
the provisions  of  section  9-35b  shall  not  be
entitled  to enroll in any political party or vote
in any primary for six months after such  removal.
THE  REGISTRARS  OF  VOTERS  SHALL  STATE,  ON THE
NOTICE OF ACCEPTANCE SENT UNDER SECTION 9-23g,  AS
AMENDED  BY  SECTION  1  OF  PUBLIC ACT 93-386 AND
SECTION 18 OF THIS ACT,  AND  SECTIONS  9-19b  AND
9-19e,  THE DATE ENROLMENT PRIVILEGES TAKE EFFECT,
IF DELAYED.
    Sec.   31.   Section   9-7b   of  the  general
statutes, as amended by section 8  of  public  act
93-30,  section 1 of public act 93-192 and section
3 of  public  act  93-386,  is  repealed  and  the
following is substituted in lieu thereof:
    The  state  elections  enforcement  commission
shall have the following duties and powers:
    (1)   To   make   investigations  on  its  own
initiative or with  respect  to  statements  filed
with  the commission by the secretary of the state
or any town clerk, or upon written complaint under
oath  by  any  individual, with respect to alleged
violations  of  any  provision  of   the   general
statutes   pertaining   to   or  relating  to  any
election,  primary  or  referendum,  and  to  hold
hearings  when  the  commission deems necessary to
investigate violations of any  provisions  of  the
general  statutes pertaining to or relating to any
such election, primary or referendum, and for  the
purpose   of  such  hearings  the  commission  may
administer oaths, examine  witnesses  and  receive
oral  and documentary evidence, and shall have the
power to subpoena witnesses under procedural rules
the   commission  shall  adopt,  to  compel  their
attendance  and  to  require  the  production  for
examination  of  any  books  and  papers which the
commission deems  relevant  to  any  matter  under
investigation  or  in question. In connection with
its investigation of any alleged violation of  any
provision  of  chapter 145, or of any provision of
section 9-359 or section  9-359a,  the  commission
shall   also   have  the  power  to  subpoena  any
municipal clerk and to require the production  for
examination  of  any  absentee  ballot,  inner and
outer envelope from which any such ballot has been
removed,  depository  envelope containing any such
ballot or inner or outer envelope as  provided  in
sections  9-150a  and 9-150b and any other record,
form or document as provided in section 9-150b, in
connection   with   the   election,   primary   or
referendum to which the investigation relates.  In
case  of  a  refusal  to  comply with any subpoena
issued pursuant to this subsection or  to  testify
with  respect to any matter upon which that person
may be lawfully interrogated, the  superior  court
for   the   judicial   district   of  Hartford-New
Britain*, on application of  the  commission,  may
issue  an  order  requiring  such person to comply
with such subpoena and to testify; failure to obey
any such order of the court may be punished by the
court as a contempt thereof. In any  matter  under
investigation  which  concerns  the  operation  or
inspection of or outcome recorded  on  any  voting
machine,  the commission may issue an order to the
municipal clerk to impound such machine until  the
investigation is completed;
    (2)  To levy a civil penalty not to exceed two
thousand dollars per offense  against  any  person
the  commission  finds  to  be in violation of any
provision of chapter 145 or 150, part V of chapter
146,  part I of chapter 147, section 9-23g, 9-23h,
9-168d, 9-409, 9-410, 9-412, 9-436, 9-436a, 9-453e
to  9-453h,  inclusive,  9-453k or 9-453o, OR THIS
ACT, after a hearing conducted in accordance  with
sections  4-176e  to 4-184, inclusive. In the case
of failure to pay any such penalty levied pursuant
to  this  subsection within thirty days of written
notice sent by certified  or  registered  mail  to
such  person,  the superior court for the judicial
district of Hartford-New Britain*, on  application
of  the  commission,  may issue an order requiring
such person to pay the penalty imposed;
    (3)  To  issue  an  order requiring any person
the  commission  finds  to   have   received   any
contribution or payment which is prohibited by any
of  the  provisions  of  chapter  150,  after   an
opportunity  to be heard at a hearing conducted in
accordance with the provisions of sections  4-176e
to  4-184,  inclusive, to return such contribution
or payment to the donor or payor, or to remit such
contribution  or  payment to the state for deposit
in the general fund, whichever is deemed necessary
to  effectuate the purposes of chapter 150. In the
case of a refusal to comply with such order of the
commission,  the  superior  court for the judicial
district of Hartford-New Britain*, on  application
of  the  commission,  may issue a further order to
comply. Failure to obey such further order may  be
punished by the court as a contempt thereof;
    (4)  To  inspect  or  audit  at any reasonable
time and upon reasonable notice  the  accounts  or
records  of  any  campaign  treasurer or principal
campaign treasurer, as required by chapter 150 and
to  audit any such election, primary or referendum
held within the  state;  provided,  it  shall  not
audit any caucus, as defined in subdivision (1) of
section 9-372;
    (5)    To    attempt   to   secure   voluntary
compliance, by  informal  methods  of  conference,
conciliation and persuasion, with any provision of
chapters 149  to  153,  inclusive,  or  any  other
provision of the general statutes pertaining to or
relating  to  any  such   election,   primary   or
referendum;
    (6)  To  consult  with  the  secretary  of the
state, the chief state's attorney or the  attorney
general  on  any matter which the commission deems
appropriate;
    (7)  To  refer  to  the chief state's attorney
evidence bearing upon violation of  any  provision
of  chapters  149  to 153, inclusive, or any other
provision of the general statutes pertaining to or
relating   to   any   such  election,  primary  or
referendum;
    (8)  To refer to the attorney general evidence
for injunctive  relief  and  any  other  ancillary
equitable   relief   in   the   circumstances   of
subdivision (7) of this section. Nothing  in  this
subdivision  shall  preclude  a  person who claims
that  he  is  aggrieved  by  a  violation  of  any
provision of chapter 152 or any other provision of
the general statutes relating  to  referenda  from
pursuing   injunctive   and  any  other  ancillary
equitable relief directly from the superior  court
by the filing of a complaint;
    (9)  To refer to the attorney general evidence
pertaining to  any  ruling  which  the  commission
finds to be in error made by election officials in
connection with any election, or primary held  for
the  purpose  of  selecting  a  nominee for public
office  or  any  referendum.  Those  remedies  and
procedures  available  to  parties  claiming to be
aggrieved under the provisions of sections  9-323,
9-324,   9-328  and  9-329a  shall  apply  to  any
complaint brought by the  attorney  general  as  a
result of the provisions of this subdivision;
    (10)   TO   CONSULT  WITH  THE  UNITED  STATES
DEPARTMENT  OF  JUSTICE  AND  THE  UNITED   STATES
ATTORNEY  FOR  CONNECTICUT  ON  ANY  INVESTIGATION
PERTAINING TO A VIOLATION OF THIS ACT AND TO REFER
TO  SAID  DEPARTMENT AND ATTORNEY EVIDENCE BEARING
UPON ANY SUCH VIOLATION FOR PROSECUTION UNDER  THE
PROVISIONS  OF THE NATIONAL VOTER REGISTRATION ACT
OF 1993, P.L. 103-31,  AS  AMENDED  FROM  TIME  TO
TIME;
    [(10)]  (11) To inspect reports filed with the
secretary  of  the  state  and  with  town  clerks
pursuant  to  chapter  150  and refer to the chief
state's  attorney  evidence   bearing   upon   any
violation  of  law  therein  if such violation was
committed knowingly and wilfully;
    [(11)]   (12)   To  intervene  in  any  action
brought pursuant to  the  provisions  of  sections
9-323, 9-324, 9-328 and 9-329a upon application to
the court in which such action is brought when  in
the  opinion  of  the  court  it  is  necessary to
preserve evidence of possible  criminal  violation
of the election laws;
    [(12)]  (13)  To adopt and publish regulations
pursuant to chapter 54 to carry out the provisions
of  section 9-7a, this section and chapter 150; to
issue upon request and publish  advisory  opinions
in   the   Connecticut   Law   Journal   upon  the
requirements  of  chapter   150,   and   to   make
recommendations to the general assembly concerning
suggested revisions of the election laws;
    [(13)]  (14)  To the extent that the elections
enforcement  commission   is   involved   in   the
investigation  of  alleged  or  suspected criminal
violations  of  any  provision  of   the   general
statutes  pertaining  to  or  relating to any such
election, primary or referendum and is engaged  in
such  investigation  for the purpose of presenting
evidence  to  the  chief  state's  attorney,   the
elections enforcement commission shall be deemed a
law enforcement agency for purposes of subdivision
(3)  of  subsection  (b) of section 1-19, provided
nothing in this  section  shall  be  construed  to
exempt the elections enforcement commission in any
other respect from the  requirements  of  sections
1-15, 1-18a, 1-19 to 1-19b, inclusive, 1-21, 1-21a
and 1-21c to 1-21k, inclusive;
    [(14)]  (15)  To  enter  into such contractual
agreements as may be necessary for  the  discharge
of   its   duties,   within   the  limits  of  its
appropriated  funds   and   in   accordance   with
established procedures; and
    [(15)]  (16)  To  provide the secretary of the
state with notice, and copies,  of  all  decisions
rendered  by  the  commission  in contested cases,
advisory opinions and  declaratory  judgments,  at
the  time  such  decisions, judgments and opinions
are made or issued.
    Sec.   32.   Section   9-27   of  the  general
statutes, as amended by section 21 of  public  act
93-384, is repealed.
    Sec.  33.  This  act shall take effect January
1, 1995.