AN ACT TO REQUIRE DEATH CERTIFICATE NOTICES BE SENT DIRECTLY TO COUNTY BOARDS OF ELECTIONS WHERE THE DECEASED PERSON RESIDED.
Amends GS 163-82.14 to revise the Department of Health and Human Services' reporting responsibilities to election officials concerning deceased residents of the state. Now requires DHHS to monthly send to each county's board of elections a list of names of deceased residents of the county, free of charge, and maintain a record of the names sent to each county and the dates the lists were sent (previously, DHHS was required to send the names of deceased state residents to the State Board of Elections, who then was required to monthly distribute the counties the list of deceased county residents). Requires county boards to remove persons listed who were registered to vote and resided in the county from the voter roll within 30 days of receipt of the monthly list (previously required removal of persons listed upon receipt). Requires county boards to certify under oath to the State Board of Elections the names removed from its voter registration records within the same 30-day period.