as amended, Chiu.
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Under existing law, a person may not be registered to vote except by affidavit of registration. Pursuant to the Student Voter Registration Act of 2003, the Secretary of State is required to annually provide every high school, community college, California State University, and University of California campus with voter registration forms. The act also requires every community college and California State University campus that operates an automated class registration system, in coordination with the Secretary of State, to permit students during the class registration process to apply to register to vote online by submitting an affidavit of voter registration electronically on the Internet Web site of the Secretary of State. The act encourages the University of California to comply with this provision.
This bill would require the California State University and the California Community Colleges to implement a process and the infrastructure to allow a person who enrolls online at the institution to submit an affidavit of voter registration electronically on the Internet Web site of the Secretary of State by July 1, 2018. The bill would encourage the University of California to comply with this provision. By requiring community colleges to provide a higher level of service, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.
This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to these statutory provisions.
Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes. State-mandated local program: yes.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
It is the intent of the Legislature, in enacting
2 this act, to take preliminary measures towards the
3establishment of an automatic voter registration system for
4California citizens enrolled at state public college and university
Section 2147 is added to the Elections Code, to read:
No later than July 1, 2018, the California State University
8and the California Community Colleges shall implement a process
9and the infrastructure to allow a person who enrolls online at the
10institution to submit an affidavit of voter registration electronically
11on the Internet Web site of the Secretary of State in accordance
12with Chapter 2.5 (commencing with Section 2196). The University
13of California is encouraged to coordinate with the Secretary of
14State pursuant to this section.
(a) The records of a person designated in paragraph (1)
17of subdivision (b) of Section 2263 shall constitute a completed
18affidavit of registration and the Secretary of State shall register
19the person to vote, unless any of the following conditions is
21(1) The person’s records, as described in Section 2263, reflect
22that he or she affirmatively declined to become registered to vote
23during a transaction with the Department of Motor Vehicles.
24(2) The person’s records, as described in Section 2263, do not
25reflect that he or she has attested to meeting all voter eligibility
26requirements specified in Section 2101.
27(3) The Secretary
of State determines that the person is ineligible
29(b) If a person who is registered to vote pursuant to this chapter
30does not provide a party preference, his or her party preference
31shall be designated as “Unknown” on a voter registration index
32under Article 5 (commencing with Section 2180) of Chapter 2,
33and he or she shall otherwise be treated as a “No Party Preference”
If the Commission on State Mandates determines that
10this act contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to
11local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made
12pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division
134 of Title 2 of the Government Code.