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CHAPTER 12-20

RETURN AND CANVASS OF VOTES

12-20-1      Delivery of supplies to counting board--Certificate of transmittal and receipt--Commencement of count--Continuation without adjournment--Comparison and correction of poll lists.
12-20-2      Opening of ballot box--Sorting and counting of unopened ballots--Ballots folded together.
12-20-2.1      Return of provisional ballot envelopes and unopened absentee ballots.
12-20-3      Drawing of excess ballots.
12-20-4      Repealed.
12-20-5      Count of votes for candidates--Scrutiny of ballots by precinct deputies--Decisions on disputed ballots.
12-20-5.1      Determination of validity of provisional ballots.
12-20-6      Unstamped ballots not counted.
12-20-7      Ballot not counted when voter's choice indeterminable--Promulgation of rules defining standards.
12-20-8      Precinct superintendent and precinct deputies to record intention of voter.
12-20-9      Repealed.
12-20-10      Blank list for unofficial return of precinct vote for candidates and submitted questions--Return envelope.
12-20-11      Entry of precinct vote on unofficial return list--Return with election returns.
12-20-12      Repealed.
12-20-13      Tabulation and public release of unofficial returns--Entry into central election reporting system.
12-20-13.1      Means of counting provisional ballots--Appointment of officials.
12-20-13.2      Counting provisional ballots--Certification.
12-20-13.3      Counting provisional ballots--Alternate time.
12-20-13.4      Counting provisional ballots--Notice.
12-20-14      Repealed.
12-20-15      State messenger to secure delinquent returns--Expenses deducted from county auditor's salary.
12-20-16      Repealed.
12-20-17      Returns not disclosed until all polls in state closed.
12-20-18      Entry of candidates' votes in precinct pollbooks.
12-20-19      Repealed.
12-20-20      Sealing of ballot boxes after deposit of counted ballots--Violation as misdemeanor.
12-20-21      Return of ballot boxes, returns, records and supplies to officer in charge--Tampering prohibited--Violation as felony.
12-20-21.1      Circumstances requiring report of official returns by telephone.
12-20-21.2      Write-in votes not to be counted--Other votes on ballot.
12-20-22 to 12-20-27.      Repealed.
12-20-28      Repealed.
12-20-29, 12-20-30.      Repealed.
12-20-31      Destruction of ballots and pollbooks--Period for which held--Pending recount or contest.
12-20-32      Preservation of ballot boxes and pollbooks--Delivery of pollbooks to county canvassing board--Violation as felony.
12-20-33      Repealed.


12-20-34      Repealed.
12-20-35      Returns not refused for irregularity--Certificate issued to candidate with most votes.
12-20-36      Time for canvass of vote--Governing board as canvassing board--Representatives for absent board members.
12-20-37      Secretary of state to provide guidance and direction in making returns.
12-20-38      Abstracts of precinct returns prepared by Board of Canvassers--Certification--Deposit.
12-20-38.1      Certified copy of official county canvass furnished to secretary of state--Permanent record.
12-20-39      Election by plurality.
12-20-40      Certificate of election delivered by county auditor to persons elected to local office.
12-20-41 to 12-20-45.      Repealed.
12-20-46      Composition of State Canvassing Board--Candidate disqualified from participation.
12-20-47      Time of convening of state canvassers--Adjournment to obtain late returns.
12-20-48      Abstract by state canvassers of county returns--Signature and seal--Recording and filing of abstracts.
12-20-48.1      Certification to state party chairman of votes for national convention slates.
12-20-49      Certificate of election issued for federal, state or legislative office.
12-20-50      Repealed.
12-20-51      Disputes decided by majority of state canvassers--Irregularities disregarded.
12-20-52      Rules and regulations for counting and canvass of vote.


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