initially processing an application for participation in the address
confidentiality program, each enrolling assistant shall offer a voter
registration form to the applicant. If the applicant chooses to complete the
voter registration form, the enrolling agent shall forward the form to the
secretary of state with the address confidentiality program application.
(b) Each voter registration form
shall be reviewed by the secretary of state. If the applicant is approved as a
program participant and the applicant's voter registration is approved, the
applicant shall be added as a permanent advance voter to a database that is
separate from the centralized voter registration system. If the applicant is
not approved as a program participant, the applicant shall be contacted by the
secretary of state in order to determine whether the applicant's voter
registration should be processed and entered into the centralized voter
ballots for all elections in which any program participant may lawfully
participate shall be sent from the secretary of state to the program
participant. County election officials shall provide the correct ballot to the
secretary of state for program participants.
(d) Each program participant shall return
that participant's voted ballot to the secretary of state, who shall determine
whether the ballot was lawfully cast and entitled to be canvassed. The ballot
shall be forwarded by the secretary of state to the county election official
with notice as to whether the ballot is legally entitled to be canvassed.
(e) Each program participant's
confidential address and right to a secret ballot shall be preserved throughout
the voting process.
(f) If the
program participant's certification in the program expires and the participant
does not renew the certification, the participant shall be notified by the
secretary of state that the participant's voter registration record will be
moved to the centralized voter registration database on the thirty-first day
after the program certification expires. If a program participant cancels that
participant's voter registration before the deadline specified in this
subsection, the participant's voter registration shall not be transferred to
the centralized voter registration database.
Kan. Admin. Regs. §
Authorized by and
implementing K.S.A. 2006 Supp.
75-456; effective, T-7-1-1-07,
Jan. 1, 2007; effective May 4, 2007.