HB 2595-S - DIGEST

Establishes the automatic voter registration act of 2018.

Requires the department of licensing to implement an automatic voter registration system so a person who is eligible to vote and is applying for or renewing an enhanced driver's license or identicard may register to vote or update voter registration at the time of registration or renewal, by an automated process.

Requires the state health benefit exchange to: (1) Provide directly to the secretary of state's office information required to register to vote or transfer a registration for certain consenting persons; and

(2) Study the feasibility of implementing automatic voter registration.

Requires the office of the secretary of state to conduct a study and prepare recommendations for creating an automatic voter registration process: (1) For residents who recently completed the naturalization process; and

(2) At birth.

Exempts the following from public inspection and copying under the public records act: Information maintained in the pending voter registration database.

Provides that section 201 of this act is null and void if appropriations are not approved.