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S1048......................................................by STATE AFFAIRS
VOTER REGISTRATION - Amends existing law to provide that an elector may
register in the office of the county clerk during the twenty-four day
period preceding an election to vote in subsequent elections held
throughout the county in which he resides for the purpose of voting at such
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]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]]
Fifty-eighth Legislature First Regular Session - 2005
IN THE SENATE
SENATE BILL NO. 1048
BY STATE AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO THE REGISTRATION OF ELECTORS; AMENDING SECTION 34-408, IDAHO CODE,
3 TO PROVIDE THAT AN ELECTOR MAY REGISTER IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK
4 DURING THE TWENTY-FOUR DAY PERIOD PRECEDING AN ELECTION TO VOTE IN SUBSE-
5 QUENT ELECTIONS HELD THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY IN WHICH HE RESIDES FOR THE
6 PURPOSE OF VOTING AT SUCH FUTURE ELECTIONS.
7 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
8 SECTION 1. That Section 34-408, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
9 amended to read as follows:
10 34-408. CLOSING OF REGISTER -- TIME LIMIT. (1) No elector may register in
11 the office of the county clerk within twenty-four (24) days preceding any
12 election held throughout the county in which he resides for the purpose of
13 voting at such election; provided however, that an elector may register in the
14 office of the county clerk during the twenty-four (24) day period preceding an
15 election to vote in subsequent elections held throughout the county in which
16 he resides for the purpose of voting at such future elections. This deadline
17 shall also apply to any registrars the county clerk may have appointed.
18 (2) Any elector who will complete his residence requirement or attain the
19 requisite voting age during the period when the register of electors is closed
20 may register prior to the closing of the register.
21 (3) Notwithstanding subsection (1) of this section, an individual who is
22 eligible to vote may also register, upon providing proof of residence, at the
23 "absent electors' polling place" provided in section 34-1006, Idaho Code.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
During the last General Election a county elections office
refused to accept voter registration materials during the 24-day
period preceding the primary election. This legislation clarifies
that counties must accept voter registration materials at all
Name: Senator Elliot Werk
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE S 1048