(a) Whenever the election officer receives from any recording or informing agency information of the death, loss of voting right of a person sentenced for felony, adjudication of insanity or feeblemindedness, loss of citizenship or national status, or any other disqualification to vote, of any person registered to vote, or who he has reason to believe may be registered to vote therein, he shall thereupon make an investigation as he considers necessary to prove or disprove the information, giving the person concerned, if available, notice and an opportunity to be heard. If after the investigation he finds that the person is dead, or non compos mentis, or has lost his voting rights, or has lost his citizen-ship or national status, or is disqualified for any other reason to vote, he shall remove the name of the person from the register.
(b) The election officer shall make and keep an index of all information furnished to him under any requirements of law concerning any of the matters in this section. Whenever any person applies to register as a qualified elector, the election officer shall, before registering the person, consult the index for the purpose of ascertaining whether or not the person is in any manner disqualified to vote. Persons whose names are removed from the register of qualified electors under this section may appeal to the High Court and proceedings shall be had upon the appeal as in other appeals.History: 1977, PL 15-42 § 1; 2002, PL 27-31.