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PRINTER'S NO. 1971
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
HOUSE BILL
No.
1556
Session of
2019
INTRODUCED BY INNAMORATO, FIEDLER, SCHLOSSBERG, STURLA, RABB,
KINSEY, A. DAVIS, SHUSTERMAN, ISAACSON, DERMODY, HILL-EVANS,
T. DAVIS, McCLINTON, O'MARA, MATZIE, GOODMAN, FREEMAN,
McNEILL, MADDEN, DEASY, FRANKEL, NEILSON, LEE, RAVENSTAHL,
WARREN, WEBSTER, SCHWEYER, DALEY, D. MILLER, OTTEN, DAVIDSON,
COMITTA, HANBIDGE, WILLIAMS, WHEATLEY, SOLOMON, MALAGARI AND
HOHENSTEIN, JUNE 3, 2019
REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON STATE GOVERNMENT, JUNE 3, 2019
AN ACT
Amending Title 25 (Elections) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated
Statutes, in preliminary provisions, further providing for
definitions; in registration system, further providing for
departmental responsibilities; in voter registration, further
providing for methods of voter registration and for
application with driver's license application, providing for
automatic voter registration and further providing for time,
for preparation and distribution of applications and for
approval of registration applications.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. The definitions of "applicant," "registration
card" and "registration records" in section 1102 of Title 25 of
the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes are amended and the
section is amended by adding definitions to read:
§ 1102. Definitions.
Subject to additional definitions contained in subsequent
provisions of this part which are applicable to specific
provisions of this part, the following words and phrases when
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used in this part shall have the meanings given to them in this
section unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:
"Applicable transaction."
(1) The term includes a transaction involving a
qualified elector at the following:
(i) The Department of Transportation, relating to an
initial application for a motor vehicle registration, the
renewal of a motor vehicle registration or any other
transaction in which the Department of Transportation
obtains all of the information from an applicant that
satisfies the requirements to register to vote.
(ii) The COMPASS website or a county assistance
office, relating to an initial application submitted
online for a federally funded or State-funded public
assistance program or an application for a
recertification, renewal or change of name or address
relating to a federally funded or State-funded public
assistance program administered by the United States
Department of Health and Human Services or the Department
of Human Services.
(iii) Any automatic voter registration agency,
relating to an initial or renewal application for
participation in a program or access to a benefit or
service administered by an automatic voter registration
agency or for the issuance or renewal of a license,
permit, registration, certificate or other authorization
issued by an automatic voter registration agency.
(2) The term includes any transaction for participation
in a program or access to a benefit or service administered
by an automatic voter registration agency or for a license,
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permit, certificate or other authorization issued by an
automatic voter registration agency, which is completed, in
whole or in part, online by a qualified voter.
"Applicant." An individual who applies to be registered to
vote or who applies to be registered to vote automatically as
provided for in this part.
"Automatic voter registration." The process by which an
individual can automatically apply to register to vote through
the system as part of an applicable transaction with or at an
automatic voter registration agency or online.
"Automatic voter registration agency." The term includes,
but is not limited to:
(1) The Department of Aging.
(2) The Department of Health.
(3) The Department of Human Services.
(4) The Insurance Department.
(5) The Department of Labor and Industry.
(6) The Department of Revenue.
(7) The Department of State.
(8) The Department of Transportation.
(9) The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.
(10) The Pennsylvania Game Commission.
(11) Any other department, board, commission, agency or
office of the executive branch that approves participation in
a program or access to a benefit or service administered by
the department, board, commission, agency or office of the
executive branch or that issues a license, permit,
registration, certificate or other authorization in
accordance with applicable law or regulation.
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"Electronic record." An official voter registration
application, which:
(1) Is completed by an individual as part of an
applicable transaction with an automatic voter registration
agency.
(2) Includes the individual's electronic signature.
(3) Is transmitted to the department, electronically, by
the automatic voter registration agency.
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"Registration card." A registration record containing all
information required on the registration application or the
electronic record, including the elector's signature or
electronic signature, and suitable space for the insertion by
the appropriate official of the following information:
(1) The ward and election district of residence.
(2) The registrant's street address.
(3) Data required to be given upon removal from the
registrant's residence.
(4) The date of each election at which the registrant
votes.
(5) The number and letter of the stub of the ballot
issued to the registrant or the registrant's number in the
order of admission to the voting machines.
(6) The initials of the election officer who enters the
record of voting in the district register.
(7) Whether the registrant needs assistance to vote and,
if so, the nature of the disability.
"Registration records." The general register, district
register and any other record of registration, including an
electronic record, maintained by a commission. The term includes
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any record maintained by the commission on the Statewide Uniform
Registry of Electors.
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"System." The automatic voter registration system
established under section 1325.1 (relating to automatic voter
registration).
Section 2. Sections 1201, 1321 and 1323(a)(3) and (b)(1) and
(3) of Title 25 are amended to read:
§ 1201. Departmental responsibilities.
The department shall do all of the following:
(1) Provide for applicants to submit their voter
registration application to a commission, the Department of
Transportation and other agencies designated in section 1325
(relating to government agencies).
(2) Prescribe a procedure and schedule for the return of
completed voter registration applications from the Department
of Transportation, the Department of [Public Welfare] Human
Services, armed forces recruitment centers, Offices of the
Clerk of Orphan's Court, automatic voter registration
agencies and all other offices authorized under this part to
the secretary or the appropriate commission.
(3) Develop, establish, implement and administer a
Statewide Uniform Registry of Electors in accordance with
Subchapter B (relating to Statewide Uniform Registry of
Electors (SURE)).
(4) Promulgate regulations necessary to administer this
part.
(5) Administer and enforce the provisions of section
1325.1 (relating to automatic voter registration.
§ 1321. Methods of voter registration.
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(a) Registration methods.--An individual qualified to
register to vote under section 1301(a) (relating to
qualifications to register) may apply to register as follows:
(1) Under section 1322 (relating to in-person voter
registration).
(2) Under section 1323 (relating to application with
driver's license application).
(3) Under section 1324 (relating to application by
mail).
(4) Under section 1325 (relating to government
agencies).
(5) Under section 1325.1 (relating to automatic voter
registration).
(b) Automatic voter registration.--An individual who is
qualified to register to vote under section 1301(a) and who
engages in an applicable transaction with an automatic voter
registration agency shall be registered through the system as
provided under section 1325.1, unless the individual chooses not
to register through automatic voter registration.
§ 1323. Application with driver's license application.
(a) General rule.--
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(3) [Any] Notwithstanding paragraphs (1) and (2), any
change of address submitted to the Department of
Transportation for the purposes of a vehicle registration
under 75 Pa.C.S. § 1301 (relating to registration and
certificate of title required), a renewal of registration
under 75 Pa.C.S. § 1307 (relating to period of registration),
driver licensing under 75 Pa.C.S. Ch. 15 (relating to
licensing of drivers) or an identification card under 75
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Pa.C.S. § 1510 (relating to issuance and content of driver's
license) shall serve as notification of change of address for
voter registration for the registrant involved unless the
registrant indicates that the change of address is not for
voter registration purposes.
(b) Process.--
(1) The Department of Transportation shall:
(i) provide for an application for voter
registration as part of a driver's license application.
(ii) provide for an electronic record for automatic
voter registration under section 1325.1 (relating to
automatic voter registration); and
(iii) collect voter registration information as part
of an application submitted under 75 Pa.C.S. §§ 1301,
1307 and 1510 and Ch. 15 by an individual who meets the
qualifications to register to vote under section 1301(a)
(relating to qualifications to register.
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(3) The voter registration application portion of the
application shall contain all the requirements of an official
voter registration application specified in section 1327
(relating to preparation and distribution of applications).
The voter registration portion of the application:
(i) may not require any information that duplicates
information required in the driver's license portion of
the form, other than a second signature; [and]
(ii) may require only the minimum amount of
information necessary to prevent duplicate voter
registration, to enable the commission to assess the
eligibility of the applicant and to administer voter
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registration and other parts of the election process[.];
and
(iii) shall inform the individual that if no
political party enrollment is selected, the individual
will be designated as not affiliated with a political
party and will be unable to vote in a primary election.
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Section 3. Title 25 is amended by adding a section to read:
§ 1325.1. Automatic voter registration.
(a) Establishment.--The department shall establish a system
that provides for automatic voter registration of a qualified
elector who engages in an applicable transaction with an
automatic voter registration agency.
(b) Duties of the department.--The department shall:
(1) Administer the system.
(2) Ensure that the system is configured to
electronically transmit the voter registration information of
each qualified elector who registers to vote under this
section during an applicable transaction directly to the
department within five days of the applicable transaction in
a form and manner established by the secretary in
consultation with the automatic voter registration agency.
(3) Notwithstanding section 1325 (relating to government
agencies), enter into cooperative agreements with each
automatic voter registration agency. Each cooperative
agreement shall:
(i) Provide that the department conduct appropriate
training of automatic voter registration agency staff.
(ii) Provide all forms, material and equipment
necessary to carry out automatic voter registration
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activities.
(iii) Stipulate that the department have oversight
responsibility to ensure proper compliance with
applicable Federal and State law.
(iv) Provide that each automatic voter registration
agency report any known barriers or impediments to
implementation of the system to the secretary and to the
appropriate standing committees of the General Assembly.
(4) Develop or approve for use an electronic record to
be used by each automatic voter registration agency to
facilitate automatic voter registration in accordance with
this section. The secretary may authorize the use of the
voter registration application form developed by the
Department of Transportation under section 1323 (relating to
application with driver's license application).
(5) Prescribe procedures and applicable schedules to
govern the transmittal of electronic records to the
department by automatic voter registration agencies. Each
electronic record shall provide the legal name, age, home
address and citizenship status for, and the electronic
signature of, each individual who certifies that the
individual is a citizen of the United States. An individual
who submits information in an electronic record or any other
information required under this chapter shall be subject to
penalties under 18 Pa.C.S. § 4904 (relating to unsworn
falsification to authorities).
(6) Ensure that each individual whose electronic record
is transmitted to the department through the system is
transmitted to the appropriate commission.
(7) Prescribe procedures to ensure that information
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contained in an electronic record, including information
relating to the decision of an applicant to decline automatic
voter registration, will not be used for any purpose other
than the maintenance of registration statistics, election
administration or prosecution of criminal violations of
election laws or laws of this Commonwealth relating to
perjury and false swearing under 18 Pa.C.S. (relating to
crimes and offenses).
(c) System requirements.--The system shall:
(1) Inform an applicant that the applicant will be
registered to vote under this section or will have a voter
registration record updated, if applicable, unless the
applicant declines to register to vote or update the voter
registration record under this section. If an applicant is
not a qualified elector, the system shall inform the
applicant:
(i) Of the qualifications to register to vote under
section 1301 (relating to qualifications to register).
(ii) That the applicant may only register to vote
under this section if the applicant meets all of the
qualifications required under section 1301.
(iii) Of the penalties for the submission of false
information in an electronic record.
(2) Inform the applicant that voter registration under
this section is voluntary and that neither registering nor
declining to register to vote or failing or refusing to
provide information required to apply to register to vote
under this section will not affect:
(i) an individual's eligibility for a benefit or
service;
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(ii) the validity or status of an employment or
program application; or
(iii) eligibility for any financial assistance,
compensation, benefit or service available as
administered by the automatic voter registration agency,
including eligibility for the issuance or renewal of a
license, permit, certification, registration or any other
authorization issued by the automatic voter registration
agency.
(3) Require the electronic signature of the applicant to
attest that the information provided by the applicant is true
and that the applicant meets all the qualifications to
register to vote under section 1301, subject to the penalties
under 18 Pa.C.S. § 4904.
(4) Not require any information that duplicates the
information required to complete an applicable transaction.
(5) Require only the minimum amount of information
necessary for both an applicable transaction and to register
to vote under this section in order to:
(i) Prevent duplication of voter registration.
(ii) Enable the appropriate commission to review the
eligibility of applicants.
(iii) Enable the appropriate commission to
administer voter registration and other aspects of the
election process.
(6) Inform each applicant that if the applicant does not
enroll with a political party, the applicant will be
designated as not enrolled with a political party and will be
unable to vote in a primary election.
(d) Employee and agent prohibitions.--
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(1) No employee or agent of an automatic voter
registration agency or any other individual who is
responsible for carrying out the requirements of this section
shall:
(i) Seek to influence an applicant's political party
enrollment.
(ii) Voice or display any political party preference
or allegiance.
(iii) Make any statements or take any actions with
the purpose or effect of discouraging the applicant from
providing voter registration information.
(iv) Make any statement or take any action which may
cause an applicant to believe or which is designed to
make an applicant believe or otherwise assume that the
decision to register or decline to register to vote or
fail or refuse to provide information required to
register to vote under this section will affect:
(A) the applicant's eligibility for a benefit or
service;
(B) the validity or status of an employment or
program application; or
(C) eligibility for any financial assistance,
compensation, benefit or service administered by the
automatic voter registration agency, including
eligibility for the issuance or renewal of a license,
permit, certification, registration or any other
authorization issued by the automatic voter
registration agency in accordance with law or
regulation.
(2) An employee or agent of an automatic voter
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registration agency who fails to collect voter registration
information from an individual who volunteers to register to
vote under this section or who fails to transmit an
electronic record to the department may, at the discretion of
the automatic voter registration agency, be subject to
disciplinary action, including termination or suspension from
employment without pay.
(e) Posting requirements.--Automatic voter registration
agencies must provide reasonable space for nonpartisan signs or
posters advising individuals of automatic voter registration.
The signs and posters may be provided by the department.
(f) Transmission.--The following apply:
(1) Automatic voter registration agencies shall forward
electronic records, including the electronic signatures of
individuals, to the department.
(2) Upon receipt of an electronic record from an
automatic voter registration agency under paragraph (1), the
department shall transmit the electronic record to the
appropriate commission.
(3) Upon receipt of the electronic record from the
department under paragraph (2), the appropriate commission
shall notify the individual of the process to:
(i) Decline automatic voter registration under this
section.
(ii) Select a political party enrollment, along with
information as to which elections require a political
party enrollment for participation.
(4) The individual's electronic record submitted under
paragraph (1) shall constitute a completed electronic record
for purposes of this section. The individual shall be
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registered to vote if the appropriate commission processes
the individual's electronic record under section 1328(b)(3)
and (c) (relating to approval of registration applications
and electronic records).
(5) A commission may not send a ballot to or add to an
elector registration list an individual who does not have a
processed electronic record under paragraph (4).
(g) Confidentiality.--The automatic voter registration
agency through which a qualified elector is registered under
this section shall not be considered a public record and shall
not be subject to public disclosure.
(h) Use of information.--Information relating to voter
registration collected in accordance this section, including,
but not limited to, an individual's citizenship status or
information relating to an individual's decision to decline to
register to vote under this section may not be used for any
purpose other than the maintenance of registration statistics,
election administration or prosecution of criminal violations of
election laws or laws of this Commonwealth relating to perjury
and false swearing under 18 Pa.C.S.
(i) Regulation.--The secretary shall promulgate regulations
to administer the provisions of this section.
Section 4. Sections 1326(b)(1) and (3) and (c)(1), 1327(a)
and (b) and 1328(a), (b) and (c)(1) are amended to read:
§ 1326. Time.
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(b) Deadlines.--In the administration of voter registration,
each commission shall ensure that any applicant who is a
qualified elector is registered to vote in an election when the
applicant has met any of the following conditions:
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(1) In the case of voter registration with a motor
vehicle driver's license application under section 1323
(relating to application with driver's license application)
or automatic voter registration under section 1325.1
(relating to automatic voter registration), if the valid
voter registration application or electronic record is
submitted to the appropriate Department of Transportation
office or if an electronic record is received by the
department not later than 30 days before the date of the
election.
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(3) In the case of voter registration at a voter
registration agency under section 1325 (relating to
government agencies) or automatic voter registration at an
automatic voter registration agency under section 1325.1, if
the valid voter registration application or electronic record
is accepted at the voter registration agency or if an
electronic record is received by the department under section
1325.1 not later than 30 days before the date of the
election.
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(c) Special rules.--
(1) In the case of a special election within a
congressional, senatorial or representative district held on
a day other than the day of a primary, general or municipal
election, the registration application forms and electronic
records shall not be processed in the wards and election
districts comprising the district for the 30 days prior to
the special election for such election.
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§ 1327. Preparation and distribution of applications.
(a) Form.--
(1) The secretary shall prescribe the form of an
official voter registration application, including the form
of an electronic record. The official voter registration
application or electronic record shall provide space for the
following information about the applicant:
(i) Full name.
(ii) Address of residence. If the residence is a
portion only of the house, the location or number of the
room, apartment or floor which is occupied.
(iii) Mailing address if different than address of
residence.
(iv) Name and residence address on previous
registration and the year of that registration.
(v) Designation of political party, for the purpose
of voting at a primary election.
(vi) Date of birth.
(vii) Telephone number. An application shall not be
rejected because of noncompliance with this subparagraph.
(viii) Race. An application shall not be rejected
because of noncompliance with this subparagraph.
(ix) In the case of an electronic record, an e-mail
address. An electronic record shall not be rejected due
to the applicant's failure to provide an e-mail address.
(2) Data required on the voter registration application
or the electronic record shall not be more nor less than the
minimum data elements permissible for Federal voter
registration.
(3) Any person who assists in the completion of the
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registration application shall sign the application and
indicate the person's address. In the case of those
registering under sections 1323 (relating to application with
driver's license application) and 1325 (relating to
government agencies) or section 1325.1 (relating to automatic
voter registration), the person providing assistance shall
insert the person's initials or employee or agent
identification number on a separate or detachable portion of
the application or computer data file.
(4) A voter registration application shall be printed on
stock of good quality and shall be of suitable uniform size.
Nothing in this part shall prohibit the design and use of an
electronic voter registration application which includes the
applicant's digitized or electronic signature. The
registration application shall contain the following
information; however, the information may be provided on a
separate form or on an electronic record for voter
registration made under section 1323 [or], 1325 or 1325.1:
(i) Notice that a registered elector does not need
to reregister unless the registered elector has moved.
(ii) Instructions on how to fill out and submit the
application and notification of when the application must
be submitted to a voter registration office in order to
be registered for the ensuing election.
(iii) Notice that the applicant must be a citizen of
the United States for at least one month prior to the
next election and a resident of this Commonwealth and the
election district for at least 30 days and must be at
least 18 years of age by the day of the next ensuing
election and has not been confined in a penal institution
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for a conviction of a felony within the last five years.
The notice required in this subparagraph shall be in
print identical to the declaration under subsection (b).
(iv) Notice that political party enrollment is
mandatory to vote in a primary election of a political
party.
(v) [Notice] For a paper application, notice that
the commission will mail by nonforwardable mail to the
applicant a voter's identification card upon acceptance
of the application and that the applicant should contact
the commission if the identification card is not received
within 14 days from the date the application is sent to
the registration office.
(v.1) For automatic voter registration under section
1325.1, notice that the appropriate commission will
notify the individual by nonforwardable mail or, if an e-
mail address was provided, by e-mail, of the
registration, and that if the individual was
inadvertently registered to vote through an automatic
voter registration agency after declining to register to
vote, the department shall correct the error and notify
the appropriate commission that the individual may not be
considered to have become registered to vote under
section 1325.1.
(vi) Notice that registration is not complete until
the application or electronic record is processed and
accepted by the commission.
(vii) A warning to the applicant that making a false
registration or furnishing false information is perjury.
The notice required in this subparagraph shall be in
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print identical to the declaration under subsection (b).
(viii) Instructions to Federal or State employees
who wish to retain voting residence in county of last
residence to so indicate on the application.
(ix) Notice that, if an individual declines to
register to vote, the fact that the individual has
declined to register will remain confidential and will be
used only for voter registration purposes. The notice
required in this subparagraph shall be in print identical
to the declaration under subsection (b).
(x) Notice that, if an individual does register to
vote, the [office] commission or automatic voter
registration agency at which the individual submits a
voter registration application or an electronic record
will remain confidential and will be used for voter
registration purposes only. The notices required in this
subparagraph shall be in print or in the system identical
to the declaration in subsection (b).
(5) In jurisdictions where there is a single language
minority, the secretary may print a bilingual application or
provide for a bilingual electronic record.
(6) In jurisdictions where a single language minority
exceeds 5% of the population, the secretary shall:
(i) print a bilingual application or provide for a
bilingual electronic record; and
(ii) conduct a public educational program among that
language group alerting both organizations and
individuals of that group of the availability of the
bilingual application or bilingual electronic record and
encouraging individuals to register to vote.
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(7) To implement section 1324 (relating to application
by mail), the secretary shall print an official voter
registration mail application designed to preserve the
confidentiality of the information required to be submitted.
The application shall contain information required by this
section and shall include the name of each county seat, its
post office mailing address and zip code and its telephone
number. Voter registration mail applications shall contain
information indicating whether the application is a new
registration, change of party enrollment, change of address
or change of name.
(8) Nothing in this part shall prohibit a private
organization or individual from printing blank voter
registration applications or shall prohibit the use of such
applications by any other individual, provided that the form,
content and paper quality of such voter registration
application complies with department regulations for the
forms or has received prior approval from the secretary.
(b) Registration declaration.--
(1) The official voter registration application or
electronic record shall contain a registration declaration.
On the declaration, the applicant shall state all of the
following:
(i) The applicant has been a citizen of the United
States for at least one month prior to the next election.
(ii) On the day of the next ensuing election, the
applicant shall be at least 18 years of age.
(iii) On the day of the next ensuing election, the
applicant shall have resided in this Commonwealth and in
the election district for at least 30 days.
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(iv) The applicant has not been confined in a penal
institution for a conviction of a felony within the last
five years.
(v) The applicant is legally qualified to vote.
(2) The applicant shall affirm all of the following:
(i) The information provided in the registration
declaration is true.
(ii) The applicant understands that:
(A) the registration declaration will be
accepted for all purposes as the equivalent of an
affidavit; and
(B) if the registration contains a material
false statement, the applicant shall be subject to
penalties [for perjury] under 18 Pa.C.S. § 4904
(relating to unsworn falsification to authorities).
(3) The registration declaration shall contain the
printed name and signature or electronic signature under
section 1325.1 of the applicant and the date of signing. An
applicant unable to sign the voter registration application
shall make a mark before a person of the applicant's choice
other than the applicant's employer or an agent of the
applicant's union. The person shall insert the person's name,
address and telephone number. If the person is an employee or
agent of the Department of Transportation or another agency
as provided under section 1325 and is assisting the applicant
in an official capacity, the employee or agent shall insert
the initials and identification number of the employee or
agent. In the case of applicants registering under section
1323 [or], 1325 or 1325.1, the person providing assistance
shall insert initials or employee or agent identification
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number on a separate or detachable portion of the application
[or], the computer data file or the electronic record.
(4) The official registration application and electronic
record shall contain a notice entitled "PENALTY FOR
FALSIFYING DECLARATION." The notice shall advise the
applicant that if a person signs an official registration
application or provides an electronic signature in an
electronic record knowing a statement declared in the
application or electronic record to be false, the person
commits perjury. The notice shall specify the penalty for
perjury.
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§ 1328. Approval of registration applications and electronic
records.
(a) Examination.--Upon receiving a voter registration
application or an electronic record, a commissioner, clerk or
registrar of a commission shall do all of the following:
(1) Initial and date the receipt of the application or
electronic record.
(2) Examine the application or electronic record to
determine all of the following:
(i) Whether the application or electronic record is
complete.
(ii) Whether the applicant is a qualified elector.
(iii) Whether the applicant has an existing
registration record. After the commission is connected to
the SURE system, the commissioner, clerk or registrar
shall search the SURE system on a Statewide basis to
determine if the applicant has an existing registration
record.
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(iv) Whether the applicant is entitled or qualified
to receive the requested transfer or change, if
applicable.
(b) Decision.--A commission shall do one of the following:
(1) Record and forward a voter registration application
or an electronic record to the proper commission if the
commission finds during its examination under subsection (a)
that the applicant does not reside within the commission's
county but resides elsewhere in this Commonwealth.
(2) Reject a voter registration application or an
electronic record transferred to the department under section
1325.1 (relating to automatic voter registration), indicate
the rejection and the reasons for the rejection on the
application or electronic record and notify the applicant by
first class nonforwardable mail, return postage guaranteed of
the rejection and the reason if the commission finds during
its examination under subsection (a) any of the following:
(i) The application or electronic record was not
properly completed and, after reasonable efforts by the
commission to ascertain the necessary information, the
application or electronic record remains incomplete or
inconsistent.
(ii) The applicant is not a qualified elector.
(iii) The applicant is not entitled to a transfer of
registration or a change of address.
(iv) The applicant is not legally qualified for a
change of name.
A rejection shall be made no later than ten days before the
election succeeding the filing of the application or
transmittal of the electronic record.
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(3) Process a voter registration application or an
electronic record in accordance with subsection (c) if the
commission finds during its examination under subsection (a)
all of the following:
(i) The application or electronic record requests
registration as a registered elector.
(ii) The application or electronic record contains
the required information indicating that the applicant is
a qualified elector of the county.
(4) Process a voter registration application or
electronic record in accordance with subsection (c) and
update its registration records if the commission finds
during its examination under subsection (a) all of the
following:
(i) The application or electronic record requests
registration as a registered elector.
(ii) The application or electronic record contains
the required information indicating that the applicant is
a qualified elector of the county.
(iii) The applicant is currently a registered
elector of the county.
(5) Process a voter registration application or
electronic record in accordance with subsection (c) and
request transfer of registration records, including
electronic records, in accordance with subsection (d) if the
commission finds during its examination under subsection (a)
all of the following:
(i) The application or electronic record requests
registration as a registered elector.
(ii) The application or electronic record contains
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the required information indicating that the applicant is
a qualified elector of the county.
(iii) The applicant is currently a registered
elector of another county.
(6) Process a voter registration application or
electronic record in accordance with subsection (c) and
request transfer of registration records, including
electronic records, in accordance with subsection (d) if the
commission finds during its examination under subsection (a)
all of the following:
(i) The application or electronic record requests a
transfer of registration.
(ii) The application or electronic record contains
the required information indicating that the applicant is
a qualified elector of the county.
(iii) The applicant is currently a registered
elector of another county.
(7) Process a voter registration application or an
electronic record in accordance with subsection (c) and
update its registration if the commission finds during its
examination under subsection (a) all of the following:
(i) The application or electronic record requests a
change of address.
(ii) The application or electronic record contains
the required information indicating that the applicant is
a qualified elector of the county.
(iii) The applicant is currently a registered
elector of the county.
(8) Process a voter registration application or
electronic record in accordance with subsection (c) and
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update its registration records, including electronic
records, if the commission finds during its examination under
subsection (a) all of the following:
(i) The application or electronic record requests a
change of name.
(ii) The applicant is legally qualified to a change
of name.
(iii) The application or electronic record contains
the required information indicating that the applicant is
a qualified elector of the county.
(iv) The applicant is currently a registered elector
of the county.
(c) Processing of voter registration.--
(1) When a commission has accepted a voter registration
application or electronic record under subsection (b)(3), the
commission shall assign each applicant a unique
identification number in the SURE system. The commission
shall mail a wallet-sized voter's [identification]
registration card to the individual by first class
nonforwardable mail, return postage guaranteed, which shall
serve as notice of the acceptance of the application or
electronic record. The registration card shall contain all of
the following:
(i) Name and address of the individual.
(ii) Name of municipality of residence.
(iii) Identification of the individual's ward and
district.
(iv) The effective date of registration.
(v) Designation of party enrollment and date of
enrollment.
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(vi) A space for the individual's signature or mark.
(vii) The unique identification number of the
individual.
(viii) A statement that the individual must notify
the commission within ten days from the date it was
mailed if any information on the registration card is
incorrect; otherwise, the information shall be deemed
correct for voter registration purposes.
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Section 5. This act shall take effect in 60 days.
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