6.0803 More or less ballots than recorded.

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(a) If there are more ballots than the poll book calls for, this shall be an overage; if less, it shall be an underage. The election officials shall make a note of this fact on a form to be provided by the Chief Election Officer. After making this notation, the election officials shall proceed to count the ballots in the manner provided by law. The form recording the overage or underage shall be sent directly to the Chief Election Officer separate and apart from the other election records.

(b) As soon after the election as possible the Chief Election Officer shall make a list of all districts in which an overage or underage occurred and the amount of the overage or underage. This list shall be posted in the office of the Chief Election Officer. The list is a public record.

(c) An election contest may be brought under sections 6.0902 and 6.0903 if the overage or underage in any district could affect the outcome of an election.

History: 1977, PL 15-42 § 1.