VOTERS — PRIVILEGES, QUALIFICATIONS AND REGISTRATION
34-409. electronic registration. (1) The office of the secretary of state may create and maintain an electronic system for voter registration that is publicly available on its official website. Any qualified elector who has a current valid driver’s license or identification card issued pursuant to title 49, Idaho Code, that reflects the person’s current principal place of residence, may register to vote by submitting a completed voter registration application electronically through such website. Electronic voter registration applications shall be submitted before the close of registration as provided in section 34-408, Idaho Code.
(2) The electronic voter registration application shall be in a form prescribed by the secretary of state and shall:
(a) Require the information under oath or affirmation set forth in section 34-411, Idaho Code;
(b) Include notice of the requirement to provide personal identification before voting at the polls as set forth in sections 34-1113 and 34-1114, Idaho Code; and
(c) Require an electronic signature of the applicant.
(3) The office of the secretary of state shall obtain a digital copy of the applicant’s driver’s license or identification card signature from the Idaho transportation department. The Idaho transportation department shall, upon request of the office of the secretary of state, provide a digital copy of the applicant’s driver’s license or identification card signature.
(4) Upon receipt of a completed voter registration application and a digital copy of the applicant’s driver’s license or identification card signature from the Idaho transportation department, the office of the secretary of state shall send the information to the county clerk for the county in which the applicant resides. The county clerk shall prepare and issue to each elector registering electronically a verification of registration containing the name and residence of the elector and the name or number of the precinct in which the elector resides. Such verification of registration may be sent by nonforwardable first-class mail or by electronic mail at the elector’s option. If a verification is returned undeliverable, then the county clerk shall remove the elector from the register of electors.
(5) An applicant using the electronic system for voter registration pursuant to this section shall not be required to complete a printed registration card.
(6) The office of the secretary of state shall use such security measures necessary to ensure the accuracy and integrity of an electronically submitted voter registration application.
[34-409, added 2016, ch. 359, sec. 1, p. 1052.]