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Chapter 115

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  115.421.  Duties of election judges to be performed prior to opening of the polls. — Before the time fixed by law for the opening of the polls, the election judges shall:

  (1)  Set up the voting equipment, arrange the furniture, supplies and records and make all other arrangements necessary to open the polls at the time fixed by law;

  (2)  Post a voter instruction card in each voting booth or machine and in at least one other conspicuous place within the polling place and post a sample ballot in a conspicuous place near the voting booths;

  (3)  Certify the number of ballots received at each polling place.  In each polling place using voting machines, the election judges shall, in lieu of certifying the number of ballots received, certify the number on each voting machine received at the polling place, the number on the seal of each voting machine, the number on the protective counter of each voting machine and that all recording counters on all voting machines at the polling place are set at zero.  If a recording counter on any voting machine is not set at zero, the election judges shall immediately notify the election authority and proceed as it directs;

  (4)  Compare the ballot, ballot label or ballot card and ballot label with the sample ballots, see that the names, numbers and letters agree and certify thereto in the tally book.  If the names, numbers or letters do not agree, the election judges shall immediately notify the election authority and proceed as it directs; and

  (5)  Sign the tally book in the manner provided in the form for tally books in section 115.461 or 115.473.  If any election judge, challenger or watcher has not been previously sworn as the law directs, he or she shall take and subscribe the oath of his or her office as provided in section 115.091 or 115.109, and the oath shall be returned to the election authority with the tally book.


(L. 1977 H.B. 101 § 11.030, A.L. 2018 S.B. 592 merged with S.B. 975 & 1024 Revision)

Effective 8-28-18 (S.B. 975 & 1024 Revision); 11-07-18 (S.B. 592)

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