116 STAT. 1714 PUBLIC LAW 107-252—OCT. 29, 2002 the registration form prior to the next election for Federal office (subject to State law). (5) CONSTRUCTION.— Nothing in this subsection shall be construed to require a State that was not required to comply with a provision of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (42 U.S.C. 1973gg et seq.) before the date of the enactment of this Act to comply with such a provision after such date. (c) PERMITTED USE OF LAST 4 DIGITS OF SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS. — The last 4 digits of a social security number described in subsections (a)(5)(A)(i)(II) and (b)(3)(B)(i)(II) shall not be considered to be a social security number for purposes of section 7 of the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a note). (d) EFFECTIVE DATE. — (1) COMPUTERIZED STATEWIDE VOTER REGISTRATION LIST REQUIREMENTS.— (A) IN GENERAL.—Except as provided in subparagraph (B), each State and jurisdiction shall be required to comply with the requirements of subsection (a) on and after January 1, 2004. Applicability. (B) WAIVER.—I f a State or jurisdiction certifies to the Commission not later than January 1, 2004, that the State or jurisdiction will not meet the deadline described in subparagraph (A) for good cause and includes in the certification the reasons for the failure to meet such deadline, subparagraph (A) shall apply to the State or jurisdiction as if the reference in such subparagraph to "January 1, 2004" were a reference to "January 1, 2006". (2) REQUIREMENT FOR VOTERS WHO REGISTER BY MAIL.— (A) IN GENERAL. — Each State and jurisdiction shall be required to comply with the requirements of subsection (b) on and after January 1, 2004, and shall be prepared to receive registration materials submitted by individuals described in subparagraph (B) on and after the date described in such subparagraph. (B) APPLICABILITY WITH RESPECT TO INDIVIDUALS.—The provisions of subsection (b) shall apply to any individual who registers to vote on or after January 1, 2003. 42 USC 15484. SEC. 304. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS. The requirements established by this title are minimum requirements and nothing in this title shall be construed to prevent a State from establishing election technology and administration requirements that are more strict than the requirements established under this title so long as such State requirements are not inconsistent with the Federal requirements under this title or any law described in section 906. 42 USE 15485. SEC. 305. METHODS OF IMPLEMENTATION LEFT TO DISCRETION OF STATE. The specific choices on the methods of complying with the requirements of this title shall be left to the discretion of the State.
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