3503.191 Uniformed services voters - procedures for receiving voter registration forms.

(A) The secretary of state shall establish procedures that allow any person who is eligible to vote as a uniformed services voter or an overseas voter in accordance with Chapter 3511. of the Revised Code to request voter registration forms electronically from the office of the secretary of state or the board of elections of the county in which the person's voting residence is located.

(B) The procedures shall allow such a person to express a preference for the manner in which the person will receive the requested voter registration forms, whether by mail, electronically, or in person. The registration forms shall be transmitted by the preferred method. If the requestor does not express a preferred method, the registration forms shall be delivered via standard mail.

(C) The secretary of state shall, by rule, establish and maintain reasonable procedures necessary to protect the security, confidentiality, and integrity of personal information that is confidential under state or federal law that is collected, stored, or otherwise used in the electronic voter registration form request process established under this section. To the extent practicable, the procedures shall protect the security and integrity of the electronic voter registration form request process and protect the privacy of the identity and personal data of the person when such forms are requested, processed, and sent.

(D) In establishing procedures under this section, the secretary of state shall designate at least one means of electronic communication for use by such persons to request voter registration forms, for use by the state to send voter registration forms to those who have requested electronic delivery, and for providing public election and voting information. Such designated means of electronic communication shall be identified on all information and instructional materials that accompany balloting materials.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.46, HB 224, §1, eff. 10/27/2011.

Added by 128th General AssemblyFile No.29, HB 48, §1, eff. 7/2/2010.