6.0705 Procedure upon opening polls.

(a) At the opening of the polls for election, the district officials shall, in the presence of bystanders, publicly open the ballot boxes and expose them to all persons present, that it may be seen that they are empty. They shall then be closed and locked and on no account opened till the polls are closed.

(b) The seals of the ballot containers or packages shall be broken and opened on election day only in the presence of at least 2 district officials.

(c) A card of instruction in both Samoan and English, detailing the method of marking ballots and of voting shall be immediately posted at or in each voting booth. Not less than 3 cards shall be immediately posted in conspicuous places outside the polling place.

History: 1977, PL 15-42 § 1.