§ 820-2-2-.06. Acceptance/Declination Forms
(l) Voter registration forms used in voter registration agencies other than those agencies designated pursuant to 820-2-2-.03 shall include a detachable section in which individuals shall indicate their acceptance or declination of voter registration services. This acceptance/declination section shall include, verbatim, statements required by the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 [42 U.S. Code 1973gg-3(c)(2)(D)(ii), 1973gg-3(c)(2)(D)(iii), 1973gg-5(a)(6)(B)].
(2) In the event that a client does not indicate an acceptance or declination of voter registration services, the agency representative shall write "REFUSED" in block letters across the acceptance/declination section and print the client's name and the date on the form.
(3) Each voter registration agency shall maintain for a period of two (2) years all acceptance/declination sections of the voter registration forms.
(a) Procedures for maintaining the acceptance/declination sections shall be determined by each voter registration agency and filed with the Secretary of State. Each voter registration agency shall, in a timely manner, file with the Secretary of State any changes or amendments to said procedures.
(b) Procedures developed pursuant to 820-2-2-.06(3)(a) shall not be implemented until said procedures are reviewed and pre-cleared by the U.S. Department of Justice pursuant to Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 [42 U.S. Code 1973aa et seq.].
(c) The Secretary of State shall have access to all acceptance/declination sections for program evaluation purposes and to investigate voter registration complaints filed with the Secretary of State.
Authors: Edward Packard, Charles E. Grainger, Jr.(New Rule: Filed January 10, 2001; effective February 14, 2001.)
Formerly Rule 820-X-8-.06, as per certification filed January 10, 2001; effective February 14, 2001.
Statutory Authority: Code of Ala. 1975, § 17-4-255.
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