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HB 5548 - Establishes Online Voter Registration - Michigan Key Vote

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Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (107-0) - (Key vote)
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Title: Establishes Online Voter Registration

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that establishes an online voter registration system.

Highlights:

 

  • Requires the Secretary of State to develop and maintain an electronic voter registration interface to allow an applicant to submit a voter registration application electronically through the secretary of state’s website (Sec. 509II).

  • Requires the electronic voter registration interface to do the following (Sec. 509II):

    • Transmit the application to the qualified voter file;

    • Interact with the state operator’s or chauffeur’s license file, enhanced driver license file, official state personal identification card file, and enhanced state personal identification card file for authentication purposes;

    • Authenticate the identity of an applicant under a process developed by the Secretary of State that;

    • Requires the applicant’s assent to submit a voter registration application electronically and require the applicant’s assent to use his or her most recent digitized signature if captured or reproduced by the Secretary of State;

    • Issue a receipt to the applicant in the manner prescribed by the secretary of state; and

    • Utilize additional security features considered appropriate by the Secretary of State or the Department of Technology, Management, and Budget to prevent unauthorized access to data or to ensure that a person attempting to use the electronic voter registration interface is an individual.

  • Requires the Secretary of State to develop an electronic voter registration application that includes all of the same information as provided on the mail registration form developed by the Secretary of State (Sec. 509II).

  • Specifies that only an individual who possesses both of the following is eligible to submit an electronic voter registration application (Sec. 509II):

    • The qualification of an elector; and

    • A valid official official state personal identification card, an enhanced official state personal identification card, a valid operator’s or chauffeur’s license, or an enhanced driver license.

  • Requires the State Bureau of Elections to send a confirmation notice to the elector’s previous address, if an elector utilizes the electronic voter registration interface to indicate a change of address (Sec. 509II).

  • Specifies that an individual is not permitted to use the electronic voter registration interface if the individual meets any of the following conditions (Sec. 509II):

    • The individual ordered a duplicate of an operator’s or chauffeur’s license, an enhanced driver license, an official state personal identification card, or an enhanced official state personal identification card the same day as submitting an electronic voter registration application;

    • The individual submitted a change of address for an operator’s or chauffeur’s license, an enhanced driver license, an official state personal identification card, or an enhanced official state personal identification card the same day as submitting an electronic voter registration application; and

    • The individual has an expired operator’s or chauffeur’s license, an expired enhanced driver license, an expired enhanced driver license, an expired official state personal identification card, or an expired enhanced official state personal identification card.  

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Establishes Online Voter Registration

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