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  115.205.  Voter registration solicitors, registration — required information — oath — penalty, acceptance of applications. — 1.  Any person who is paid or otherwise compensated for soliciting more than ten voter registration applications, other than a governmental entity or a person who is paid or compensated by a governmental entity for such solicitation, shall be registered with the secretary of state as a voter registration solicitor.  A voter registration solicitor shall register for every election cycle that begins on the day after the general election and ends on the day of the general election two years later.  A voter registration solicitor shall be at least eighteen years of age and shall be a registered voter in the state of Missouri.

  2.  Each voter registration solicitor shall provide the following information in writing to the secretary of state's office:

  (1)  The name of the voter registration solicitor;

  (2)  The residential address, including street number, city, state, and zip code;

  (3)  The mailing address, if different from the residential address;

  (4)  Whether the voter registration solicitor expects to be paid for soliciting voter registrations;

  (5)  If the voter registration solicitor expects to be paid, the identity of the payor; or

  (6)  The signature of the voter registration solicitor.

  3.  The solicitor information required in subsection 2 of this section shall be submitted to the secretary of state's office with the following oath and affirmation:

"I HEREBY SWEAR OR AFFIRM UNDER PENALTY OF PERJURY THAT ALL STATEMENTS MADE BY ME ARE TRUE AND CORRECT.".

  4.  Any voter registration solicitor who knowingly fails to register with the secretary of state is guilty of a class three election offense.  Voter registration applications shall be accepted by the election authority if such applications are otherwise valid, even if the voter registration solicitor who procured the applications fails to register with or submits false information to the secretary of state.

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(L. 2006 S.B. 1014 & 730)


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