2015 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 26. Elections
§26-4-120.4. Convicted felons - Cancellation of registration - Liability.
A. The Secretary of the State Election Board shall accept written notice from the United States Attorney of persons convicted of felonies in a district court of the United States. The Secretary of the State Election Board shall cause the voter registrations of persons listed in the written notice to be cancelled in the county of the person’s residence and shall notify the secretary of the appropriate county election board of the cancellation.
B. The court clerk in each county shall prepare a list monthly of all persons convicted in the county of a felony and shall transmit the list to the secretary of the county election board. The list shall include information necessary to identify a person on the list as a registered voter prescribed by the Secretary of the State Election Board. The secretary shall cancel the registration of registered voters in the county included on the list. The secretary of the county election board shall forward the names of any persons on the list who are not residents of the county to the Secretary of the State Election Board. The Secretary of the State Election Board shall cause the voter registrations of persons from a list who are forwarded to the Secretary to be cancelled in the county of the person’s residence.
C. The Secretary of the State Election Board, secretaries of county election boards, and their agents and employees shall not be held civilly liable for any action taken based upon information concerning felony convictions received from a United States Attorney or a county court clerk pursuant to subsections A and B of this section if a reasonable effort was made to make an accurate match of the information provided with voter registration records before canceling any voter’s registration.
Added by Laws 1981, c. 45, § 5, emerg. eff. April 8, 1981. Amended by Laws 1990, c. 331, § 10, eff. July 1, 1990; Laws 1994, c. 260, § 22, eff. Jan. 1, 1995; Laws 1995, c. 290, § 7, eff. Nov. 1, 1995; Laws 2002, c. 447, § 7, eff. July 1, 2003.
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