2012 Wyoming Statutes
22-11-104. Conduct of elections in which systems utilized.

WY Stat § 22-11-104 (through 2012) What's This?

(a) All provisions of the Election Code governing the conduct of elections shall apply to elections in which electronic voting systems are used, except that the county clerk of any county in which an electronic voting system is used may make such modifications in ballot or ballot label form as are necessary to facilitate the use of the electronic voting system and yet maintain the integrity of the election and the intent of the law.

(b) The county clerk of each county using an electronic voting system shall:

(i) Determine whether paper ballots, ballot cards or a combination of both will be used in each precinct;

(ii) Before the day of election deliver to each precinct using an electronic voting system:

(A) A sufficient number of voting devices and ballots;

(B) Four (4) facsimile diagrams of the entire face of the voting device as it will appear on election day;

(C) Other appropriate instructional materials or devices; and

(D) All other materials required by law.

(iii) Before testing an electronic voting system for an election, notify the county chairman of each political party having a candidate on the ballot, stating the time and place of the test. The political party representatives and representatives of independent candidates may be present for the test, which shall be held at least two (2) weeks before the election. The test shall ascertain that the automatic tabulating equipment will accurately count the votes cast for all offices and all measures. The test shall be conducted by processing a preaudited group of paper ballots or ballot cards on which are recorded a predetermined number of valid votes for each candidate and on each measure and shall include for each office one (1) or more ballots which have votes in excess of the number allowed by law in order to test the ability of the automatic tabulating equipment to reject such votes. During the test a different number of valid votes shall be assigned to each candidate for an office, and for and against each measure. If any error is detected, the cause of it shall be ascertained and corrected and an errorless count shall be secured and certified to by the county clerk. On completion of the count, the programs, test materials and ballots shall be sealed and retained as provided for paper ballots;

(iv) Designate one (1) or more counting centers;

(v) Provide adequate security for the delivery of all ballots to the designated counting center;

(vi) Provide that if any ballot is damaged or defective so that it cannot be properly counted by the automatic tabulating equipment, a true, duplicate copy shall be made by counting board members and substituted for the damaged or defective ballot. All duplicate ballots shall be clearly labeled "Duplicate" and shall bear a serial number which shall be recorded on the damaged or defective ballot. Damaged or defective ballots shall be delivered with the returns to the county clerk.

(c) In addition to any other duties prescribed by law, election judges in precincts using an electronic voting system shall:

(i) Display facsimile diagrams of the voting device in the same manner as provided for voting machines;

(ii) Provide adequate instruction in the use of the voting device to each voter before he enters the voting booth. Additional instruction may be provided as specified by law.

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