111-19-04 Processing voter registration applications received electronically from designated agencies, other registration agencies and deputy registrars of motor vehicles by the secretary of state.

(A) The secretary of state shall, within three business days of receipt of a voter registration application from a designated agency, other registration agency, or deputy registrar of motor vehicles, verify the data for information required by rule 111-19-03 of the Administrative Code, and transmit the application by the highest degree of electronic capacity available or possible to the appropriate board of elections with instructions for verifying the data and for updating the board's records of registered voters in the county.

(B) When transmitting voter registration applications received from designated agencies, other registration agencies and deputy registrars of motor vehicles to boards of elections, the secretary of state shall include, in addition to the unique identifier that was supplied by the agency or deputy registrar for each voter registration application, "a source identifier" of the agency or deputy registrar that supplied the voter registration application, and also inform boards of elections that the boards must keep confidential the source identifier designating the identity of the agency through which the person registered to vote or updated his or her registration as required by section 3503.10 of the Revised Code.

(C) Except as required by the secretary of state for record-keeping purposes, the identity of an agency through which a person registered to vote or updated the person's voter registration records, and information relating to a declination to register to vote made in connection with a voter registration application issued by a designated agency, other registration agency, or deputy registrar of motor vehicles shall be confidential.

Effective: 01/07/2011
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 07/15/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3503.09 , 3501.05
Rule Amplifies: 3503.09 , 3503.10 , 3503.11