44.3.1102 STATEWIDE VOTER REGISTRATION SYSTEM
(1) In addition to the procedures specified under (2) and (3) and ARM 44.3.2001, election officials authorized to use the statewide voter registration system must, as applicable, comply with the following procedures specified in the instruction manuals, user guides, and technical manuals as provided by the system vendor and the secretary of state (except in cases in which those materials conflict with state laws or rules, in which case the laws or rules shall apply):
(a) maintenance procedures, including new data entry, updates, registration transfers, and other procedures for keeping information current and accurate;
(b) proper maintenance and use of active and inactive lists;
(c) proper maintenance and use of lists for legally registered electors and provisionally registered electors and late registrants;
(d) technical security of the statewide voter registration system;
(e) information security with respect to keeping from general public distribution driver's license numbers, whole or partial social security numbers, and address information protected from general disclosure pursuant to 13-2-115 and 13-21-228, MCA, effective January 1, 2014; and
(f) quality control measures for the system and system users.
(2) Consistent with (1)(d), as soon as a county election administrator enters voter registration information into the statewide voter registration system, the system will automatically make that information available to the secretary of state.
(3) Consistent with (1)(e):
(a) the driver's license numbers, whole or partial social security numbers, and address information protected from general disclosure pursuant to 13-2-115, MCA, and 13-21-228, MCA, effective January 1, 2014, may not be provided unless required by a court order; and
(b) all identifying information about an individual protected from disclosure may not be provided, unless required by a court order.
History: 13-2-108, MCA; IMP, 13-2-108, 13-21-228, MCA; NEW, 2006 MAR p. 2671, Eff. 10/27/06; AMD, 2010 MAR p. 1545, Eff. 6/25/10; AMD, 2011 MAR p. 2428, Eff. 11/11/11; AMD and TRANS, from 44.3.2016, 2013 MAR p. 1628, Eff. 9/6/13.