Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 116 Part 3.djvu/133

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PUBLIC LAW 107-252—CMJT. 29, 2002 116 STAT. 1725 (C) by adding at the end the following new paragraph: "(5) if the State requires an oath or affirmation to accompany any document under this title, use the standard oath prescribed by the Presidential designee under section 101(b)(7).". (c) PROVIDING STATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF VOTER PARTICIPATION FOR BOTH OVERSEAS VOTERS AND ABSENT UNIFORMED SERVICES VOTERS. —Section 101(b)(6) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 1973ff(b)(6)) is amended by striking "a general assessment" and inserting "a separate statistical analysis". SEC. 706. PROHIBITION OF REFUSAL 0¥ VOTER REGISTRATION AND ABSENTEE BALLOT APPLICATIONS ON GROUNDS OF EARLY SUBMISSION. (a) IN GENERAL. —Section 104 of the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (42 U.S.C. 1973ff-3), as amended by section 1606(b) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2002 (Public Law 107-107; 115 Stat. 1279), is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection: " (e) PROHIBITION OF REFUSAL OF APPLICATIONS ON GROUNDS OF EARLY SUBMISSION. —^A State may not refuse to accept or process, with respect to any election for Federal office, any otherwise valid voter registration application or absentee ballot application (including the postcard form prescribed under section 101) submitted by an absent uniformed services voter during a year on the grounds that the voter submitted the application before the first date on which the State otherwise accepts or processes such applications for that year submitted by absentee voters who are not members of the uniformed services.". (b) EFFECTIVE DATE. —The amendment made by subsection (a) shall apply with respect to elections for Federal office that occur after January 1, 2004. SEC. 707. OTHER REQUIREMENTS TO PROMOTE PARTICIPATION OF OVERSEAS AND ABSENT UNIFORMED SERVICES VOTERS. Section 102 of the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (42 U.S.C. 1973ff-l), as amended by the preceding provisions of this title, is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection: "(d) REGISTRATION NOTIFICATION. —With respect to each absent uniformed services voter and each overseas voter who submits a voter registration application or an absentee ballot request, if the State rejects the application or request, the State shall provide the voter with the reasons for the rejection.". TITLE VIII—TRANSITION PROVISIONS Subtitle A—Transfer to Canamission of Functians Under Certain Laws Applicability. 42 USC 1973ff-3 note. SEC. 801. FEDERAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN ACT OF 1971. (a) TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS OF OFFICE OF ELECTION ADMINIS- TRATION OF FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION.— T here are transferred to the Election Assistance Commission established under section 201 all functions which the Office of Election Administration, 42 USC 15531.