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Introduced in House (06/28/2017)


115th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 3091


To amend the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 to limit the authority of State election officials to remove registrants from the official list of eligible voters in elections for Federal office in the State on the basis of interstate cross-checks, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 28, 2017

Mr. Pocan (for himself and Mr. Conyers) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on House Administration


A BILL

To amend the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 to limit the authority of State election officials to remove registrants from the official list of eligible voters in elections for Federal office in the State on the basis of interstate cross-checks, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Voter Roll Integrity Act of 2017”.

SEC. 2. Conditions on removal of registrants from official list of eligible voters on basis of interstate cross-checks.

(a) Minimum information required for removal under cross-Check.—Section 8(c)(2) of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (52 U.S.C. 20507(c)(2)) is amended—

(1) by redesignating subparagraph (B) as subparagraph (F); and

(2) by inserting after subparagraph (A) the following new subparagraphs:

“(B) To the extent that the program carried out by a State under subparagraph (A) to systematically remove the names of ineligible voters from the official lists of eligible voters uses information obtained in an interstate cross-check, the State may not remove the name of the voter from such a list unless—

“(i) the State obtained the voter’s full name (including the voter’s middle name, if any) and date of birth, and the last 4 digits of the voter’s social security number, in the interstate cross-check; or

“(ii) the State obtained documentation from the ERIC system that the voter is no longer a resident of the State.

“(C) Prior to removing the name of a voter from the official lists of eligible voters on the basis of information obtained in an interstate cross-check, the State shall transmit a notification to the voter that the voter is to be removed from the list on the basis of such information, and shall include in the notification the identification of the State from which the information was obtained.

“(D) The State shall ensure that any personally-identifiable information relating to a voter that is obtained in an interstate cross-check is secured and maintained in a manner that does not permit any person other than the appropriate State election official to determine the identity of the voter.

“(E) In this paragraph—

“(i) the term ‘interstate cross-check’ means the transmission of information from an election official in one State to an election official of another State; and

“(ii) the term ‘ERIC system’ means the system operated by the Electronic Registration Information Center to share voter registration information and voter identification information among participating States.”.

(b) Requiring completion of cross-Checks not later than 6 months prior to election.—Subparagraph (A) of section 8(c)(2) of such Act (52 U.S.C. 20507(c)(2)) is amended by striking “not later than 90 days” and inserting the following: “not later than 90 days (or, in the case of a program in which the State uses interstate cross-checks, not later than 6 months)”.

(c) Conforming amendment.—Subparagraph (F) of section 8(c)(2) of such Act (52 U.S.C. 20507(c)(2)) is amended by striking “Subparagraph (A)” and inserting “This paragraph”.

(d) Effective date.—The amendments made by this Act shall apply with respect to elections held on or after the expiration of the 6-month period which begins on the date of the enactment of this Act.


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