Ballot marks and recount procedure revised.
That chapter 12-18 be amended by adding thereto a NEW SECTION to read as
be amended to read as follows:
The county auditor, immediately on the
of any petition for a
recount or upon receipt from the secretary of state of notice of such filing with the secretary of
state, shall notify in writing, with the seal of
office, the presiding judge of the circuit
county. The presiding judge shall appoint a board,
as is provided by
12-21-2, for each county in
circuit in which a recount is to be conducted. The
presiding judge may appoint the board
anytime within thirty days prior to
a primary or general election or upon the filing of the petition for recount. The board shall then
convene in the office of the county auditor on the second Monday
, at ten o'clock in the morning
at ten a.m.
following the filing of
, unless that day
. However, if the second Monday
is a legal holiday,
in which case
the board shall convene at ten
o'clock in the morning
. The county auditor shall provide the recount board with laws, rules, and forms
to use in conducting the recount. The board shall
then proceed with the recount.
Signed February 11, 2000.