TITLE 17
Elections

CHAPTER 17-19
Conduct of Election and Voting Equipment, and Supplies

SECTION 17-19-33


§ 17-19-33 Sealing of voting equipment – Sealing and forwarding of results, programmed memory devices and keys.

(a) The copies of the printout tape from the optical-scan precinct-count unit obtained pursuant to § 17-19-32 shall be distributed as follows:

(1) The first copy, which includes the opening of the polling place information, signatures of the warden and clerk, a timed audit trail of certain events occurring with respect to the optical-scan precinct-count system and the vote totals for each candidate, shall be attached to the return sheet as provided in § 17-19-11 and immediately delivered to the local board of canvassers where it is processed and delivered to the state board of elections through a procedure promulgated by the state board;

(2) A copy shall be made available to the public at the polling place;

(3) A copy shall be immediately delivered to the local board of canvassers attached to the return sheet as provided in § 17-19-11, together with the polling place supplies, including the key to the optical-scan precinct-count unit and other voting equipment and containers; and

(4) A copy shall be included with the voted ballots and packaged pursuant to this chapter.

(5) The certified paper or electronic voter list containing voters' signatures shall be secured separately and returned to the local board of canvassers.

(6) All completed official affidavits, forms, reports, and supplies shall be packaged and delivered to the local board for subsequent delivery to the state board.

(b) The warden shall:

(1) Remove all voted ballots from the compartment of the optical-scan precinct-count unit and package them in the container provided and labeled as voted ballots and stored pursuant to § 17-19-39.1;

(2) [Deleted by P.L. 2016, ch. 174, § 1 and P.L. 2016, ch. 190, § 1].

(3) Package all ballots from the emergency bin that have not been counted in the container provided and labeled as manual-count ballots, and delivered to the local canvassing authority. Any ballots packaged and labeled as manual-count ballots shall remain sealed and delivered to the state board through a procedure promulgated by the state board.

(c) All ballots so packaged shall be immediately delivered to the local canvassing authority.

(d) [Deleted by P.L. 2016, ch. 174, § 1 and P.L. 2016, ch. 190, § 1].

History of Section.
(P.L. 1935, ch. 2195, § 18; P.L. 1938, ch. 2640, § 2; G.L. 1938, ch. 318, § 14; P.L. 1940, ch. 818, § 1; P.L. 1944, ch. 1525, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 17-19-29; G.L. 1956, § 17-19-33; P.L. 1958, ch. 18, § 1; P.L. 1996, ch. 277, § 12; P.L. 1996, ch. 298, § 12; P.L. 2004, ch. 128, § 1; P.L. 2004, ch. 494, § 1; P.L. 2006, ch. 192, § 1; P.L. 2006, ch. 313, § 1; P.L. 2016, ch. 174, § 1; P.L. 2016, ch. 190, § 1.)