44.3.2005 VOTER REGISTRATION APPLICATION INFORMATION REQUIREMENTS
(1) An applicant for voter registration must provide all required information on the voter registration application, and county election officials shall enter the information from each completed voter registration application into the statewide voter registration system as provided in this chapter.
(2) An election official processing and entering the information from an application for voter registration into the statewide voter registration system shall:
(a) enter the Montana driver's license number, Montana state identification card number, or the last four digits of the social security number when provided by the applicant on the voter registration application into the voter registration system maintained by the election administrator in a field provided for the number; or
(b) if the applicant was unable to provide one of the numbers in (2)(a), select the description of the form of identification required in ARM 44.3.2002, provided by the applicant on the voter registration application, in the voter registration system maintained by the election administrator; and
(c) with respect to confidential or private numbers or information protected from disclosure under ARM 44.3.1102(1)(e) and (3), ensure the numbers or information provided pursuant to (2)(a) and (b) remain accessible only by county or state election officials in the discharge of their official duties and, when applicable, by the authorized staff of the Office of the Secretary of State.
(3) An election official shall utilize the applicant's Montana driver's license number, Montana state identification card number, or the last four digits of the applicant's social security number when provided in the voter registration application as a unique identifier in addition to the voter registration number assigned to the elector.
(4) An applicant for voter registration who does not complete all required fields on the application or does not provide identification, as defined in ARM 44.3.2002, shall be registered as a provisionally registered elector.
(a) If a provisionally registered elector's incomplete application does not contain the current residential address or other geographic information from which the location of the provisionally registered elector's residence can be easily identified, the applicant shall be entered as "pending – incomplete" in the statewide voter registration system until the required information is provided.
(b) If a provisionally registered elector's incomplete application does contain the provisionally registered elector's current residential address, or it can be easily ascertained from the information provided on the incomplete application, an election official shall use best efforts to contact the provisionally registered elector and request the information or documentation missing from the voter registration application.
(c) Upon receipt and verification as required under ARM 44.3.2011 of the information or documentation missing from a provisionally registered elector's voter registration application, the election administrator shall complete the registration as provided in this subchapter and shall change the elector's status to active.
History: 13-2-109, MCA; IMP, 13-2-110, 13-2-208, MCA; NEW, 2004 MAR p. 93, Eff. 1/16/04; AMD, 2006 MAR p. 2671, Eff. 10/27/06; AMD, 2008 MAR p. 1329, Eff. 6/27/08; AMD, 2010 MAR p. 1545, Eff. 6/25/10; AMD, 2013 MAR p. 1628, Eff. 9/6/13; AMD, 2022 MAR p. 169, Eff. 1/29/22.