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HB 1598 Voter registration; proof of citizenship required to register to vote in certain elections.

Introduced by: Mark L. Cole | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:

Voter registration; proof of citizenship required to register to vote in certain elections. Requires persons applying to register to vote to provide proof of United States citizenship in a form enumerated in the bill. An applicant who does not provide such proof of citizenship shall be registered to vote in federal elections only. An applicant who does provide such proof of citizenship shall be registered to vote in federal, state, and local elections. The bill provides that any person who is registered in the Commonwealth on January 1, 2018, will be deemed to have provided proof of citizenship. The bill directs the general registrars to indicate on each registered voter's registration record whether such voter is registered to vote in federal, state, and local elections or in federal elections only.


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