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      RS 18:115.1     

  

§115.1.  Electronic registration

A.  A person who has a valid Louisiana driver's license or Louisiana special identification card issued pursuant to R.S. 40:1321 may apply to register to vote or make changes to his existing registration by completing and submitting an electronic voter registration application on the secretary of state's website.

B.  The secretary of state shall design and implement a system to allow for electronic voter registration as provided in this Section.

C.(1)  The electronic voter registration application shall contain spaces for the information required pursuant to R.S. 18:104, except that the applicant shall attest that the facts given by him on the application are true to the best of his knowledge and belief, and such attestation shall take the place of the affidavit required pursuant to R.S. 18:104(A)(15).

(2)  The applicant shall assent to the use of his Louisiana driver's license or Louisiana special identification card signature for voter registration purposes.

(3)  The applicant shall not be allowed to submit the application unless it is complete.

(4)(a)  Immediately upon submission of the application, the information submitted by the applicant shall be checked to ensure that the Louisiana driver's license number or Louisiana special identification card number submitted by the applicant matches the information maintained by the Department of Public Safety and Corrections.

(b)  If a match is made, the secretary of state shall electronically forward the information provided in the application, along with a digital copy of the applicant's signature obtained from the Department of Public Safety and Corrections, to the appropriate registrar of voters to determine the eligibility of the applicant in accordance with Chapter 4 of this Title.  The applicant shall be immediately informed that his application has been electronically forwarded to the appropriate registrar of voters, but that the applicant will not be officially registered to vote or that changes to his existing registration will not be made until his application is received and approved by the registrar of voters.

(c)  If a match cannot be made, the secretary of state shall not electronically forward the application.  The applicant shall be immediately informed that his application cannot be processed, and he shall be instructed to print his completed application and mail it to the registrar of voters for the parish in which the applicant resides.

D.  An electronic voter registration application shall be deemed to have been made as of the date the applicant is informed pursuant to Subparagraph (C)(4)(b) of this Section that his application has been electronically forwarded to the appropriate registrar of voters by the secretary of state.

E.  The secretary of state may employ additional security measures to ensure the accuracy and integrity of electronic voter registration applications.

F.  The provisions of R.S. 18:115(F) shall apply to a person who has registered to vote pursuant to this Section and who has not previously voted in the parish in which he is registered.

G.  Each registrar of voters shall maintain such statistical records on electronic voter registration applications as requested by the secretary of state.

Acts 2009, No. 187, §1, eff. April 1, 2010; Acts 2013, No. 383, §2.



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