12-20 RETURN AND CANVASS OF VOTES
RETURN AND CANVASS OF VOTES
Delivery of supplies to counting board--Certificate of transmittal and
receipt--Commencement of count--Continuation without adjournment--Comparison and correction of poll lists.
Opening of ballot box--Sorting and counting of unopened ballots--Ballots
Return of provisional ballot envelopes and unopened absentee ballots.
Drawing of excess ballots.
Count of votes for candidates--Scrutiny of ballots by precinct deputies--Decisions on disputed ballots.
Determination of validity of provisional ballots.
Unstamped ballots not counted.
Ballot not counted when voter's choice indeterminable--Promulgation of
rules defining standards.
Precinct superintendent and precinct deputies to record intention of voter.
Blank list for unofficial return of precinct vote for candidates and submitted
Entry of precinct vote on unofficial return list--Return with election returns.
Tabulation and public release of unofficial returns--Entry into central
election reporting system.
Means of counting provisional ballots--Appointment of officials.
Counting provisional ballots--Certification.
Counting provisional ballots--Alternate time.
Counting provisional ballots--Notice.
State messenger to secure delinquent returns--Expenses deducted from
county auditor's salary.
Returns not disclosed until all polls in state closed.
Entry of candidates' votes in precinct pollbooks.
Sealing of ballot boxes after deposit of counted ballots--Violation as
Return of ballot boxes, returns, records and supplies to officer in charge--Tampering prohibited--Violation as felony.
Circumstances requiring report of official returns by telephone.
Write-in votes not to be counted--Other votes on ballot.
12-20-22 to 12-20-27.
Destruction of ballots and pollbooks--Period for which held--Pending
recount or contest.
Preservation of ballot boxes and pollbooks--Delivery of pollbooks to county
canvassing board--Violation as felony.
Returns not refused for irregularity--Certificate issued to candidate with
Time for canvass of vote--Governing board as canvassing board--Representatives for absent board members.
Secretary of state to provide guidance and direction in making returns.
Abstracts of precinct returns prepared by Board of Canvassers--Certification--Deposit.
Certified copy of official county canvass furnished to secretary of state--Permanent record.
Election by plurality.
Certificate of election delivered by county auditor to persons elected to local
Composition of State Canvassing Board--Candidate disqualified from
Time of convening of state canvassers--Adjournment to obtain late returns.
Abstract by state canvassers of county returns--Signature and seal--Recording and filing of abstracts.
Certification to state party chairman of votes for national convention slates.
Certificate of election issued for federal, state or legislative office.
Disputes decided by majority of state canvassers--Irregularities disregarded.
Rules and regulations for counting and canvass of vote.