Voter Registration Individuals Criminal Justice System
Voter pregistration - individuals on parole - voter information for individuals on parole and probation - appropriation. A person on parole may preregister to vote. A person who preregisters is required to meet all the requirements of a person who registers. When the secretary of state (secretary) receives notice that the person has been discharged from parole, the person is automatically registered to vote.
The division of adult parole (division) is required to facilitate the voting rights of people being discharged from parole. The division is required to provide information to individuals on parole about their right to preregister to vote. When a person is being discharged from parole, the division is required to provide information about the person's right to vote, how the person can register or update their registration, how to obtain and cast a ballot, and how to get voter information materials. The division must send a report of individuals being discharged from parole to the secretary in order to allow the registration of any individual who has preregistered.
A probation officer is required to provide information to an individual on probation about the person's right to vote, how the person can register or update their registration, how to obtain and cast a ballot, and how to get voter information materials.
$89,600 is appropriated to the department of corrections from the general fund. The money is reappropriated to the office of the governor for use by the office of information technology to implement the act. $95,555 is appropriated to the department of state from the department of state cash fund to implement the act.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)