OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. George Burns, R-Pollard, has filed two measures for the 2023 session aimed at strengthening Oklahoma’s election processes.
Senate Bill 120 repeals a statute authorizing the state to enter into one or more multistate voter list maintenance organizations, including the Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC).
“Our state is not currently a member of ERIC, but we need to put policies in place that will stop it from happening in the future. It’s simple, we don’t need to give personal voter information to a non-profit,” Burns said. “We must stand for fair and secure elections and protect citizens’ private information.”
SB 426 authorizes the secretary of a county election board to utilize GPS technology to ensure voters are assigned to the appropriate precinct.
“After the Legislature determines the district boundaries, county election boards are responsible for determining precincts. Using GPS to check addresses to ensure they are in the correct precinct will further ensure that we have an even number of voters across every district and in every precinct.”
These bills can be considered after the legislative session convenes on Feb. 6.