Kan. Admin. Regs. § 7-44-7 - Voting process
Current through Register Vol. 40, No. 39, September 30, 2021
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7-44-7. Voting process. (a) When 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 registration database.
(c) Advance 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. (Authorized by and implementing K.S.A. 2006 Supp. 75-456; effective, T-7-1-1-07, Jan. 1, 2007; effective May 4, 2007.)