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AB-1326 Voter registration: action to compel registration.(2009-2010)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 2142 of the Elections Code is amended to read:

2142.
 (a) If the county elections official refuses to register a qualified elector in the county, the elector may proceed by action in the superior court to compel his or her registration. In an action under this section, as many persons may join as plaintiffs as have causes of action.
(b) If the county elections official has not registered a qualified elector who claims to have registered to vote through the Department of Motor Vehicles or any other public agency designated as a voter registration agency pursuant to the federal  National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (52 (42  U.S.C. Sec. 20501 et seq.),  1973gg),  the elector may proceed by action in the superior court to compel his or her registration. In an action under this section, as many persons may join as plaintiffs as have causes of action.
(c) If the county elections official has not registered a qualified elector who claims to have completed an affidavit of registration and deposited that affidavit of registration with a third party with the intent that the third party timely deliver the completed affidavit of registration to the county elections official, the qualified elector, or the county elections official on behalf of the qualified elector, if requested in writing by the elector, may proceed by action in the superior court against the county elections official to compel his or her registration. In an action under this subdivision, as many persons may join as plaintiffs as have causes of action.
(c) (d)  No A  fee shall not  be charged by the clerk of the court for services rendered in an action under this section.