SEC. 23-15-405. Use of voting machines.
Whenever the board of supervisors of any county or the governing authorities of any municipality shall purchase or rent voting machines that meet the requirements of this article, such voting machines may be used at all elections held in such county or municipality, or in any part thereof, for voting, registering and counting votes cast at such elections. In providing voting machines, the board of supervisors is hereby empowered to purchase or rent voting machines for each voting precinct in the entire county, including those located within the municipality, or, in the discretion of the board, voting machines may be purchased or rented only for those voting precincts located outside the limits of the municipalities located in said county. The board of supervisors of any county and the governing authorities of any municipality may jointly purchase or rent voting machines for all of the voting precincts in the entire county. Whenever voting machines have been purchased or rented by either the board of supervisors or the governing authorities of a municipality, for use at voting precincts within the county or within the municipality, said voting machines may be used at said voting precincts in all elections, and the officials in charge of the election to be held shall cause the voting machines to be prepared and used at such election as provided for herein. Voting machines of different kinds may be adopted for different counties within the state.
Voting machines may be used in combination with paper ballots in any election at the discretion of and under rules and regulations set up by the officials in charge of the election.
SOURCES: Derived from 1972 Code Sec. 23-7-5 [Codes, 1942, Sec. 3316-02; Laws, 1954, ch. 360, Sec. 2; 1978, ch. 387, Sec. 1; Repealed by Laws, 1986, ch. 495, Sec. 338]; En, Laws, 1986, ch. 495, Sec. 120, eff from and after January 1, 1987.