12-17B-5.2. Updates to automatic tabulating equipment prohibited after testing--Seal--Promulgation of rules.

After the conclusion of the testing of the automatic tabulating equipment, no software or firmware updates may be made to the automatic tabulating equipment until after the certification of the election results. Each automatic tabulating device must be sealed with a unique numbered seal. The person in charge of the election shall verify immediately prior to the official counting of the ballots that the seal has not been tampered with since the testing period and certification process pursuant to § 12-17B-5. The State Board of Elections shall promulgate rules, pursuant to chapter 1-26, prescribing the method of sealing automatic tabulating equipment pursuant to this section.

Source: SL 2023, ch 49, § 3.