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  115.417.  Voter instruction cards to be delivered to polls — instructions and sample ballot to be posted, how. — 1.  Before the time fixed by law for the opening of the polls, the election authority shall deliver to each polling place a sufficient number of voter instruction cards which include the following information:  if paper ballots or an electronic voting system is used, the instructions shall inform the voter on how to obtain a ballot for voting, how to vote and prepare the ballot for deposit in the ballot box and how to obtain a new ballot to replace one accidentally spoiled.

  2.  The election authority at each polling place shall post in a conspicuous place voting instructions on a poster no smaller than twenty-four inches by thirty inches.  Such instructions shall also inform the voter that the electronic voting equipment can be demonstrated upon request of the voter.  The election authority shall also publicly post during the period of time in which a person may cast an absentee ballot and on election day a sample version of the ballot that will be used for that election, the date of the election, the hours during which the polling place will be open, instructions for mail-in registrants and first-time voters, general information on voting rights in accordance with the state plan filed by the secretary of state pursuant to the Help America Vote Act of 2002, general information on the right to cast a provisional ballot and instructions for provisional ballots, how to contact appropriate authorities if voting rights have been violated, and general information on federal and Missouri law regarding prohibitions on acts of fraud and misrepresentation.  The secretary of state may promulgate rules to execute this section.  No rule or portion of a rule promulgated pursuant to the authority of this section shall become effective unless it has been promulgated pursuant to chapter 536.

  3.  The secretary of state may develop multilingual voting instructions to be made available to election authorities.

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(L. 1977 H.B. 101 § 11.020, A.L. 2002 S.B. 675, A.L. 2003, H.B. 511, A.L. 2014 H.B. 1136)


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