Under current law, the state court administrator must regularly report to the Secretary of State data on individuals who have been convicted of a felony and data on individuals whose civil rights have been restored. The Secretary of State must make a list of any of these individuals that are registered to vote. The list is given to county auditors, who challenge the status of the voters in the statewise voter registration system ("SVRS").
At least monthly, the Secretary of State must compare the data from the court administrator with data in the SVRS to determine if the data shows: 1) that an individual with an active voter registration is serving a felony sentence and the voter’s status is not challenged or has registered to vote; 2) an individual with an active voter registration has registered to vote or voted before civil rights were restored; and 3) an individual with a voter record that is challenged whose felony sentence has been discharged. The Secretary of State must prepare a list of these categories of individuals to be given to the county auditor of each county. The county auditor must take specified action for each group of individuals.
For a state general election that occurs before the SVRS is programmed to generate the required lists, the Secretary of State must provide the lists to county auditors before and after the election.