2014 Kentucky Revised Statutes
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117.215 Procedure when machine becomes unusable during election -Counting of votes -- Backup voting machine or supplemental paper
ballots for emergency use.
If, during the conduct of an election, a machine becomes in a state of disrepair
so that it cannot be operated in a manner that will comply with the provisions of
this chapter, the election officers shall lock or seal the machine in such a
manner as to prevent further voting thereon and record the numbers shown by
the public counter. Then the election officers shall secure from the county clerk
a reserve voting machine, which shall be prepared and made ready for use as
provided in KRS 117.205, and thereupon proceed to conduct the election.
When the polls are closed both the original and reserve voting machines shall
be examined and the votes thereon registered shall be counted as provided in
KRS 117.275 and the aggregate number of votes cast on both machines for
each candidate and on each question shall be certified as the result of the
election in that precinct.
If an emergency should arise due to the malfunction of the voting machine, the
county clerk shall provide a backup voting machine or supplemental paper
ballots for use at the precinct and a ballot box in which to deposit the voted
ballots. The ballot box shall be locked with two (2) locks and the judges of the
precinct shall each hold the key to one (1) lock. At the close of voting, the
ballots shall be counted at the precinct or a central counting center and added
to the votes cast by machine. The aggregate of these votes shall be certified as
the result of the election in that precinct.
Effective:July 13, 1990
History: Amended 1990 Ky. Acts ch. 48, sec. 26, effective July 13, 1990. -Amended 1976 (1st Extra. Sess.) Ky. Acts ch. 1, sec. 6, effective March 19,
1977. -- Created 1974 Ky. Acts ch. 130, sec. 35, effective June 21, 1974.
CHAPTER 117 - REGULATION OF ELECTIONS
117.215 Procedure when machine becomes unusable during election -- Counting of votes -- Backup voting machine or supplemental paper ballots for emergency use.
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