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Title IX SUFFRAGE AND ELECTIONS

Chapter 115

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  115.160.  Driver's license applicants to receive voter registration application, contents — rules — forwarding of application to election authority, when — documentation required. — 1.  All Missouri driver's license applicants shall receive a voter registration application form as a simultaneous part of the application for a driver's license, renewal of driver's license, change of address, duplicate request and a nondriver's license.

  2.  If a single application form is used, the voter registration application portion of any application described in subsection 1 of this section may not require any information that duplicates information required in the driver's license portion of the form, except a second signature or other information required by law.

  3.  After conferring with the secretary of state as the chief state election official responsible for overseeing of the voter registration process, the director of revenue shall adopt rules and regulations pertaining to the format of the voter registration application used by the department.  The director of revenue shall utilize electronic voter registration application forms and provide for secure electronic transfer of voter registration information to election authorities.  The secretary of state and the director of revenue shall ensure the confidentiality and integrity of the voter registration data collected, maintained, received, or transmitted under this section.

  4.  No information relating to the failure of an applicant for a driver's license or nondriver's license to sign a voter registration application may be used for any purpose other than voter registration.

  5.  Any voter registration application received pursuant to the provisions of this section shall be forwarded, in a secure and electronic manner, to the election authority located within that county or any city not within a county, or if there is more than one election authority within the county, then to the election authority located nearest to the location where the driver's license application was received.  Voter registration information, including an electronic image of the signature of the applicant, shall be transmitted in a format compatible with the Missouri voter registration system established in section 115.158 which allows for review by the election authority and does not require the election authority to manually reenter the information, provided that the election authority shall print out a paper copy of the information and retain such information in the manner required by section 115.145.  The election authority receiving the application forms shall review the applications and forward, in a secure and electronic manner, any applications pertaining to a different election authority to that election authority.

  6.  A completed voter registration application accepted in the driver's licensing process shall be transmitted to the election authority described in subsection 5 of this section not later than three business days after the form is completed by the applicant.

  7.  Any person registering to vote when applying for or renewing a Missouri driver's license shall submit with the application form a copy of a birth certificate, a Native American tribal document, or other proof of United States citizenship, a valid Missouri driver's license, or other form of personal identification.  Any person who, at the time of a transaction with the division of motor vehicle and driver licensing of the department of revenue, provides a document that establishes noncitizenship shall not be offered the opportunity to register to vote as part of the transaction.

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(L. 1994 H.B. 1411, A.L. 1997 S.B. 132, A.L. 2002 S.B. 675, A.L. 2005 H.B. 353, A.L. 2022 H.B. 1878)


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