2014 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 26. Elections
§26-4-120.2. Inactive voters.

26 OK Stat § 26-4-120.2 (2014) What's This?

A. No later than June 1 of each odd-numbered year and for the previous twenty-four (24) months, any voter for whom a first-class mailing from the county election board was returned, any voter identified by the Secretary of the State Election Board as a potential duplicate voter in another county in this state or in another state, any voter who has surrendered his or her Oklahoma driver license to the Department of Public Safety upon being issued a driver license in another state, and any active registered voter who did not vote in the second previous general election or any election conducted by a county election board since the second previous general election and who has initiated no voter registration change, shall be sent an address confirmation mailing prescribed by the Secretary of the State Election Board and paid for by the state. Voters who do not respond to the confirmation mailing or whose mailing is returned as nonforwardable shall be designated as inactive sixty (60) days after the mailing. An inactive voter's status shall be changed to active under the following conditions:

1. With any registration change initiated by the voter; or

2. By voting in any election conducted by a county election board.

An inactive voter who does not vote in any election conducted by a county election board during the period beginning on the date of the confirmation mailing and ending on the day after the date of the second successive general election for federal office shall be removed as a registered voter and all the information on that voter shall be destroyed. Each county election board secretary shall maintain a list of the names and addresses of all persons sent a confirmation mailing as described in this section and information on whether or not each such person has responded to the notice. The list shall be maintained for twenty-four (24) months following the date of the second successive federal general election after the date of the confirmation mailing.

B. The secretary of each county election board shall cause all inactive voters in a precinct to be identified on the precinct registry.

C. No later than June 1 of each odd-numbered year, the Secretary of the State Election Board shall identify duplicate voter registrations in the state and shall direct appropriate county election board secretaries to cancel the voter registration of all but the latest registration of duplicate voter registrations. Each county election board secretary shall maintain for twenty-four (24) months a list of the names and addresses of all canceled duplicate voter registrations. For the purposes of this subsection, duplicate voter registrations are those registrations which contain the following identical information on more than one registration:

1. First name, middle name or initial, last name, and date of birth;

2. Driver license or social security number; or

3. Last name, date of birth, and the last four digits of the social security number.

Added by Laws 1981, c. 45, § 3, emerg. eff. April 8, 1981. Amended by Laws 1983, c. 171, § 5, emerg. eff. June 6, 1983; Laws 1990, c. 331, § 8, eff. July 1, 1990; Laws 1991, c. 321, § 7, eff. March 1, 1992; Laws 1994, c. 260, § 21, eff. Sept. 1, 1994; Laws 1997, c. 177, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1997; Laws 1998, c. 357, § 9, eff. Jan. 1, 1999; Laws 1999, c. 88, § 5, emerg. eff. April 13, 1999; Laws 2010, c. 189, § 9, eff. Jan. 1, 2011.

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