§ 17-19-23.1. Certification and appointment of election officials.
(a) All persons who attend and complete a program of instruction for election officials under § 17-7-5(a)(6) shall be issued a certificate by the board of elections. In addition to the compensation to which they are otherwise entitled, these persons shall also be entitled to receive the sum of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) upon the performance of their duties on election day. The certificate shall be valid for a period of one year; provided, that the certificate shall be revocable at the discretion of the board of elections if the board believes that new developments have occurred requiring the re-certification of these persons.
(b) Election officials shall, whenever practicable, be appointed from lists of certificated persons.
(c) The board of elections shall have the authority to adopt rules and regulations to carry out the provisions of this section.
(P.L. 1986, ch. 523, § 2; P.L. 1989, ch. 531, § 1.)