12-4-18 Persons declared mentally incompetent, deceased or serving sentence for felony conviction ...
Persons declared mentally incompetent, deceased or serving sentence for felony
conviction removed from registration records.
The clerk of courts shall, within fifteen days after the
close of each month, prepare and deliver to the auditor an abstract from the records of the names of
persons declared mentally incompetent in the preceding month. The notice shall be sent to the county
auditor of the county in which the person declared incompetent resides. The county auditor shall
remove from the master registration list the names of persons identified in accordance with the
information provided pursuant to this section and names of those sentenced to imprisonment in the
federal penitentiary system and may remove names published in an obituary.
Voter registration records maintained in or transmitted to the statewide voter registration file
shall be matched with the death records maintained as vital statistics records by the Department of
Health and the records of felony convictions maintained by the Unified Judicial System. Any voter
identified as deceased or who is serving a sentence for a felony conviction shall be removed from
the voter registration records. The State Board of Elections may promulgate rules, pursuant to
chapter 1-26, determining how voter registration records shall be matched.
Source: SL 1961, ch 92, § 12; SL 1965, ch 93; SL 1972, ch 76, § 5; SL 1974, ch 118, § 20; SL
1978, ch 95, § 1; SL 1980, ch 110; SL 1982, ch 125; SL 1992, ch 108; SL 1993, ch 110, § 4; SL
1999, ch 71, § 1; SL 2001, ch 64, § 1; SL 2002, ch 72, § 1; SL 2003, ch 83, § 15, eff. Jan. 1, 2004;
SL 2012, ch 82, § 1.