INITIATIVE PETITION BILL LANGUAGE
by Petition Sponsors
Petition ID: 01SDRG
Initiative Allowing Same-Day Voter Registration
An Initiative allowing citizens to vote by registering up to and including on the day of
elections (same day registration).
BE IT ENACTED BY THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA
* Section 1. AS 15.05.010 is amended to read:
Sec. 15.05.010. Voter qualification. A person may vote at any election who
- is a citizen of the United States;
- is 18 years of age of older;
- has been a resident of the state and of the election [HOUSE]
district in which the person seeks to vote for at least 30 days just before the election; and
- has registered [BEFORE THE ELECTION] as required under AS 15.07 and is not
registered to vote in another jurisdiction.
* Sec. 2. AS 15.07.070(d) is amended to read:
(d) Qualified voters may register in person before a registration official or
through a voter registration agency at any time throughout the year. An individual who is
qualified to vote under AS 15.05.0l0(l) - (3) may register at the polls on election day.
[, EXCEPT THAT A PERSON REGISTERING WITHIN 30 DAYS PRECEDING AN ELECTION MAY NOT VOTE AT THAT
ELECTION.] Upon receipt and approval of the registration forms, the director or the election
supervisor shall forward to the voter an acknowledgment in the form of a registration card and
the voter's name shall immediately be placed on the master register located in the office of the
director and on the district register located in the office of the election supervisor. [NAMES
OF PERSONS REGISTERING 30 OR MORE DAYS BEFORE AN ELECTION SHALL BE PLACED ON THE OFFICIAL
REGISTRATION LIST FOR THAT ELECTION.]
* Sec. 3. AS 15.07.070(f) is amended to read:
(f) Incomplete or inaccurate registration forms may not be accepted. A person who
submitted an incomplete or inaccurate registration form may register by reexecuting and
resubmitting a registration form in person, by mail, or by facsimile or other electronic
transmission approved by the director under AS 15.07.050. The requirements of [(c) OR] (d) of
this section apply to a registration form resubmitted under this subsection.
* Sec. 4. AS 15.07.125 is amended to read:
Sec. 15.07.125. Official Registration List. The director shall prepare an
official registration list for each election consisting of the names of (1) all voters whose
registrations are not inactive; and (2) all voters whose names are required to be placed on the
list by AS 15.07.070(d) [AS 15.07.070 (c) or (d)]. A list of persons eligible to
vote in each precinct at that election shall be prepared from the official registration list.
* Sec. 5. AS 29.26.050(a) is amended to read:
(a) A person may vote in a municipal election only if the person
- is qualified to vote in state elections under AS 15.05.010;
- has been a resident of the municipality for 30 days immediately
preceding the election;
- is registered to vote in state elections at a residence address within a
municipality [AT LEAST 30 DAYS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL ELECTION AT WHICH
THE PERSON SEEKS TO VOTE]; and
- is not disqualified under art. V of the state constitution.
* Sec.6. AS 29.26.050(b) is amended to read:
(b) Voter registration by the municipality may not be required. However, in order to
vote for a candidate or on a ballot measure relating to a specific local election district or
service area, a municipality may by ordinance require that a person be registered to vote in
state elections and to establish residency [AT LEAST 30 DAYS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL
ELECTION,] at an address within the boundaries of that local election district or service area
at least 30 days before the municipal election. State voter registration shall be allowed
up to and on election day and shall be available at the municipal polls on election day.
The municipality has the responsibility to determine if a voter meets the requirements of the
ordinance and this section.
*Sec. 7. AS 15.07.070(c) is repealed.