SEC. 23-15-131. Loss or destruction of pollbook.
If the pollbook of any voting precinct be lost or destroyed within thirty (30) days of a general election, and the registration book be also lost or destroyed, the board of supervisors shall adjudge the fact of such loss or destruction, and certify the same to the election commissioners, who shall at once give such notice as time will allow for the electors to meet them at the polling place, and shall, according to the notice, visit the polling place with the registrar, and there, in conjunction with him and the electors who shall appear before them, make a pollbook for the voting precinct, to contain the names of all electors, as far as possible, whom the proof shall show were registered thirty (30) days before the date of the next election, and no others. When the commissioners have completed the pollbook, they shall number the electors from one (1) consecutively under each letter, and append to the book their certificate of the number of electors under each letter, and any alteration of such pollbook shall be punished as provided for the alteration of a public record. The electors whose names appear on such pollbook shall be entitled to vote at the succeeding election as they would if the books had not been lost or destroyed.
SOURCES: Derived from 1972 Code Sec. 23-5-75 [Codes, 1892, Sec. 3621; 1906, Sec. 4128; Hemingway's 1917, Sec. 6762; 1930, Sec. 6205; 1942, Sec. 3233; Laws, 1977 2d Ex Sess, ch. 24, Sec. 4; Repealed by Laws, 1986, ch. 495, Sec. 331]; En, Laws, 1986, ch. 495, Sec. 39, eff from and after January 1, 1987.