[April 14, 2021] Legislation that requires swift removal of dead individuals from voter rolls has passed the Oklahoma Senate over the united opposition of Senate Democrats.
House Bill 1752, by Rep. Denise Crosswhite Hader and Sen. Dave Rader, requires county election boards to remove the names of deceased individuals from voter rolls within 30 days of notification.
“What this bill is trying to do is close an open-ended process,” said Rader, R-Tulsa.
Under current law he said the process for removal “could be carried on forever,” although he said some county election boards promptly remove the names of deceased individuals.
Crosswhite Hader made a similar point when she presented the bill on the House floor in March, saying the legislation simply provides a deadline for action that election boards can easily meet.
“Many times these county election boards are actually doing it even faster than 30 days,” said Crosswhite Hader, R-Piedmont. “I’ve heard even as quickly as a week.”
Even so, the bill faced opposition in both chambers.
In the Senate, HB 1752 passed on a vote of 38-8. All Democrats present voted against the bill’s passage.
That largely continued a trend begun in the Oklahoma House of Representatives where HB 1752 previously passed on a vote of 81-15. All opponents in that chamber were also Democrats, although four House Democrats did join Republicans in support.Read more »
by Muskogee Politico - April 16, 2021 at 04:42PM
Oklahoma Legislative Dems vote against bill to remove dead people from voter rolls
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