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Written by  Wednesday, 14 February 2018 22:50
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OKLAHOMA CITY – A bill enabling the State Election Board to cross-check Oklahoma’s voter database with other state or federal citizenship databases cleared a House committee today with a vote of 4-2.

House Bill 3341 by state Rep. Sean Roberts gives the secretary of the State Election Board authority to conduct data validation of voter registries. Individuals who are identified as potentially being noncitizens and who are registered to vote will be reported to the district attorney for the county in which the voter is registered. The Election Board will not remove anyone from voter registration lists.

“I do think it’s important for Oklahoma to make sure we don’t let potential problems go unchecked,” said Roberts, R-Hominy. “Names of people referred to district attorneys will be exempt from the Open Records Act. The total number of referrals, however, will be public record.”

The secretary of the State Election Board will conduct data validation every two years and report the findings to the governor, president pro tempore of the Oklahoma State Senate and the speaker of the House.

House Bill 3341 now moves to the House floor for consideration.

Roberts represents House District 36, which includes parts of Osage and Tulsa counties.

David Deaton

Digital Editor at Oklahoma Welcome

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