SEC. 23-15-351. Authority to print ballots; penalties.
It shall be the duty of the chairman of the election commission of each county to have printed all necessary ballots for use in elections, except ballots in municipal elections which shall be printed as herein provided by the authorities of the respective municipalities; and the said election commissioner shall cause the official ballot to be printed by a printer sworn to keep the ballots secret under the penalties prescribed by law. The printer shall deliver to the election commissioners for holding elections, a certificate of the number of ballots printed for each precinct, and shall not print any additional ballots, except on instruction of proper election commissioners; and failure to observe either of these requirements shall be a misdemeanor.
In the case of the statewide special election for the selection of the official state flag provided for in Section 1 of this act, the provisions of this article regarding the printing and distribution of the official ballots, shall be governed by the provisions of Section 1(2) of this act.
SOURCES: Derived from 1972 Code § 23-5-119 [Codes, 1892, § 3651; Laws, 1906, § 4158; Hemingway's 1917, § 6792; Laws, 1930, § 6224; Laws, 1942, § 3253; Laws, 1968, ch. 571, § 1; repealed by Laws, 1986, ch. 495, § 335]; en, Laws, 1986, ch. 495, § 105; Laws, 2001, ch. 301, § 3, HB 524, eff from and after February 7, 2001 (the date the United States Attorney General interposed no objection under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, to the amendment of this section.)
PREVIOUS VERSION: Pre-2001
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