SEC. 23-15-140. Form of Statewide voter registration data; records open to inspection.
[Until Laws, 2002, ch. 588, § 4, is effectuated under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, this section will read as follows:]
(1) The Secretary of State shall prescribe a generally accepted industry standard file format for the electronic transmission of county voter registration data to the Secretary of State. The data shall include, but not be limited to, the voter's full name, present address including apartment number and zip code, date of birth, former names registered under including maiden name, and previous address where the voter was registered under those names, his social security number and all additions, deletions and revisions to the voter registration rolls. Voter registration data shall be transmitted electronically via computer, or floppy disks in the correct format or a hard copy, if the data contains not more than one hundred (100) names, may be mailed. This information must be mailed on a periodic basis by county voter registrars in accordance with procedures prescribed by the Secretary of State.
(2) When a registered voter moves from one county to another within the state and registers in the county of his or her new residence, the registrar of the county of the voter's former residence shall remove the voter's name from the registration records of the county of the voter's former residence. The county registrars shall notify the municipal registrars of all additions, changes and deletions to the voter rolls.
(3) Social security numbers, telephone numbers, and date of birth and age information retained in statewide, district, county and municipal voter registration files shall be exempt from and shall not be subject to inspection, examination, copying or reproduction under the Mississippi Public Records Act of 1983.
Copies of statewide, district, county or municipal voter registration files, excluding social security numbers, telephone numbers, and dates of birth and age information, shall be provided to any person, in the order the requests are received, in accordance with the Public Records Act of 1983 at a cost not to exceed the actual cost of reproduction.
[From and after the date Laws, 2002, ch. 588, § 4, is effectuated under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, this section will read as follows:]
Sections 23-15-139 and 23-15-140, Mississippi Code of 1972, which provide for a statewide voter registration record, are hereby repealed.
SOURCE: 1997 Laws, Chapter 421, Sec. 2, HB1470; Repealed by Laws, 2002, SB 2366, ch 588, § 4, eff from and after the date the United States Attorney General interposed no objection under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to the repeal of this section.
PREVIOUS VERSIONS: Pre-2002.
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